Officers from our Mickleover Safer Neighbourhood team are inviting students to bring their bikes to school to be security marked for free.
The kit works by marking the bike with a unique code, which is 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 Tracy Bell, from the team said: “Bike marking is important, as it 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 any of the school's students with a bike 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.”
Anyone attending to have their cycle marked should bring with them some form of identification.