YOU LOVE YOUR BIKES, WE LOVE OUR BIKES TOO
together we can change the statistics on bicycle theft, for the good
During the first COVID Lockdown in April to June 2020, there was a huge increase in bike sales, 63% up on the same period year-on-year, as reported by the Bicycle Association.
Figures compiled for the first half of 2020 by BikeRegister, the UK's national cycle database, confirm that there has been a significant rise in bike theft reported to them in June – up a staggering 48% on 2019.
With many new bicycle owners, knowledge about what is GREAT Bicycle Security is diluted, and criminals are taking advantage of poorly secured bikes at homes and from the high street.
58% of stolen bicycles are not locked when stored*
57% of bicycle thefts are from a ‘semi-private’ place*
( outside areas on the premises, sheds, garages or car parks around but not connected to the home )
There were 276,000 estimated bicycle theft incidents during 2017*
* Crime Survey for England and Wales, Office for National Statistics 2017