Posted on 23rd May 2014
Cyclists are being urged to get their bike security in gear at a police crime prevention event in Spondon.
Officers from Spondon Safer Neighbourhood Team will be at the Cyclo Monster store in Derby Road to etch bikes.
Security marking bikes involves police etching a code onto several parts of the bike and taking the contact details of the owner.
It means that, if a bike is stolen and later recovered, it is easier for officers to trace the person it belongs to and get it back to them.
Etching can also be a deterrent to thieves as, if they know a bike is etched, they are aware that police could prove they have stolen it.
Security marking is just one way cyclists can protect their bikes from thieves. Other methods include purchasing a top quality lock and never leaving a bike unattended and insecure in poorly lit areas.
The free cycle marking event takes place from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, June 7.
To find out more, call Spondon Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.