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Appeal to trace bicycles stolen from a Peak District campsite

Posted on 4th July 2017

We’re appealing for information and urging cyclists to be alert after two expensive bikes were stolen from a campsite in Edale.

A black/blue Cannondale Habit mountain bike, and a Cube Stereo mountain bike which was grey with black and orange markings, were stolen from the Field Head Campsite sometime overnight between Saturday, June 24 and Sunday June 25.

Officers are urging local residents and visitors to vigilant and to report any suspicious vehicles or activity in the area.

We’re also reminding bicycle owners to boost their security with some tips on how to prevent having your bike stolen:

  • Get a good bike lock- budget for security and buy the best you can afford. Look for a ‘D’ shaped lock which has been tested against attack. Ask at your local shop for recommendation or visit www.soldsecure.com for certified locks.
  • Lock your bike to something secure, even if only for a few minutes and avoid isolated places where possible - leave your bike where a potential thief can be seen
  • Lock up removable parts (e.g. wheels) and take light fittings with you.
  • Have your bike's frame security-marked or engraved.
  • Take a clear colour photograph of your bike and make a written record of its description, serial numbers and any unique features.
  • At home, keep your bike in a secure garage or shed and keep the door locked.
  • Report any suspicious activity to the police as soon as you can by calling 101, unless a crime is in progress when the number is 999.

Anyone who knows anything about the theft or the bikes should call PC Peter Burgess on 101, quoting reference 17*267347, or send him a message online through the Contact Us page by clicking here.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Further advice and information is also available on crime prevention and security on the Safety Advice pages which you can find by clicking here.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.