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Bike theft prevention tip: take photographs and record the bike’s details

bike theft: this bike could be stolen

As soon as you’ve purchased your new bike, take a photograph and keep somewhere safe a record of the frame serial number, make, colour, model, and any distinguishing features. This information will be of vital help to the police in recovering your bike or in the case of having to make an insurance claim, will…

Cycle theft prevention tip: Buy the best lock you can afford

Invest in the best lock you can afford. What’s the point of spending £1000 on a bicycle only to secure it with a cheap lock? It doesn’t make sense.

Invest in the best bike lock you can afford. After all, what’s the point of spending £1000 on a bicycle only to secure it with a cheap lock? It doesn’t make sense. When purchasing a lock, ensure you get a rated Sold Secure lock dependent on your bicycle value. This will ensure that any specialist…

When it comes to preventing bike theft, here’s why location matters

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Bicycle thieves are more often than not opportunistic – they see a bike without a lock and just grab it. So always lock your bike where you leave it, even if it’s still in your eyesight as it only takes seconds to steal. Don’t leave your bike in an isolated spot either. Ideally, it should be…

cycleplan catch up with amateur cyclist, fresh from Le Tour de Yorkshire’s Grand Départ!

Le Tour de Yorkshire

cycleplan caught up with amateur cyclist Mark Rees from Manchester, fresh from battling the unforgiving 190km Stage 1 of Le Tour de Yorkshire’s Grand Depart. He tells us about the highlights of the route, the toughest parts and give his tips for fellow cycling enthusiasts in this insightful interview.

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