A free bike marking event is being held in Borehamwood on Wednesday 28 September.
The event will take place at Borehamwood Library (96 Shenley Road, WD6 1EB) from 12pm to 2pm and will see Borehamwood Safer Neighbourhood Team officers on hand to carry out the marking provided free of charge.
Bike marking helps to make them less attractive to thieves, as they are harder to sell on. It also means they can be reunited with their rightful owners more easily should they ever be lost or stolen.
PCSO Timofte said: “Bike-marking only takes a couple of seconds, and it can help deter thieves from stealing your bike. If you’ve got a spare moment, do come along, and get your bike marked. There’s no cost and it will give you peace of mind that your bike is more secure.”
Residents not looking to get bicycles marked are also welcome on the day, to chat to local officers and get crime prevention advice.
PCSO Vasilica Timofte added: “We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our top tips for bike security. We advise using a chain and D-lock combination and avoid cable laocks as these are easy to cut. Lock your bike where you can see it – ideally in a busy area or under CCTV.
“Finally, it’s worth registering your bike on www.bikeregister.com (Opens in a new window). This is a free online property database which we use to check stolen property. That way, if your bike is stolen, you have more chance of it being returned to you.”
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