Could this be your bike?
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We continue to clampdown on cycle theft across the City and we’ve had a number of successes, resulting in the seizure of several stolen bicycles. While we have been able to return some of the bikes we’ve seized to their owners, we still have several outstanding bikes that we’re keen to return. Please see below the gallery of the bikes we’ve seized.
If you think one of these is yours, please email us and provide as much of the information as possible listed in the email.
Once you have submitted your email to us, we will review it and notify you of the outcome. If we believe the bike is yours, we will make arrangements with you to return it. In some cases, we may require more information and will inform you of this.
Sergeant Daniel Green, of the City of London Police, said:
"We know that having a bike stolen can be devastating for cyclists, many of whom cherish their bike and may have spent hundreds, if not thousands of pounds on it. With more people cycling into the City, it presents more opportunities for thieves, as they look to target people who have recently started cycling because of the pandemic and may not know the best ways to secure their bike.
“That said, please be reassured that we take cycle theft very seriously and won’t tolerate it in the City. We have had some successes in the past few months as a result of our ongoing efforts. We won’t let up and will continue to combat cycle theft. We’ll also be continuing to share our key prevention messages, as well as hosting more education and awareness sessions across the Square Mile, the details of which will be shared across our social media channels.”
Here are the City of London Police’s top tips to keep your bike safe and secure:
- Register it: get your bike security marked and registered at BikeRegister. It’s a highly effective, visible deterrent to bike thieves.
- Record it: remember to record details of your bike, such as the frame number, the BikeRegister number, plus any other distinguishing features, and take a photo.
- Secure it: use two good quality locks and make sure you lock the frame and both wheels to the cycle parking stand.
- Park secure: lock your bike at recognised, secure cycle parking stands. It should be well lit and covered by CCTV.