Posted on 18th September 2018
Officers from our Littleover Safer Neighbourhood Team are offering residents of Derby and those that cycle in the city, the opportunity to have their bikes marked and registered for free.
The drop-in event is being held tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19 at the Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby and is part of the Cycle Secure Derby initiative, a partnership between Derby City Council and Derbyshire police to tackle cycle crime in the city.
Cyclist will be given a kit which works by marking the bike with a unique code linked to the owner’s details on a secure database. If their cycle is stolen and subsequently found, police can use this code to ensure the bike is returned to its rightful owner.
PCSO Fay Wileman (pictured) from the team said: “Bike marking is important, as it primarily acts as a visible deterrent to would-be thieves. It also makes it easier for the bike to be found, returned to its rightful owner and helps to secure a successful prosecution against thieves.
“I would therefore encourage anyone with a bike, or who uses a cycle in the city, to come along on and have it marked and registered. This marking would normally cost more than £12 however with our partnership with the council and BikeRegister, we are able to offer it for free.”
The team will be at the main entrance of the hospital between 9am and 1pm. Anyone attending to have their cycle marked should bring with them some form of identification.
For further information contact the Littleover Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website HERE.
You can also follow the team on Twitter @LittleoverSNT