Tag Archives: theft

“Cycle theft is one of the main barriers we need to overcome to encourage people to travel by bike”: Alistair Brownlee speaks at National Cycle Crime Conference

This year’s National Cycle Crime Conference, hosted by national cycle database BikeRegister, was held across two venues, one in Bristol and one in Leeds, with a wide variety of guest speakers delivering speeches. The two events were supported by Avon and Somerset Constabulary and West Yorkshire Police respectively. Chaired by …

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E-bike theft claims increase by nine times in five years, Aviva data shows

Aviva data has revealed a rise in UK theft claims for e-bikes by 37% in 2021, compared to the previous year. The insurer’s figures show e-bike theft claims have rocketed in recent years, rising by nine times between 2016 and 2021. The average value of e-bike claims has also grown …

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New data shows 10% drop in reported bike thefts in England and Wales from 2020 to 2021

Specialist cycling insurer Bikmo has unveiled new data from the police, showing a drop in reported bike thefts in England and Wales of 10% from 2020 to 2021. This comes as the insurer updates its bike theft tracking map for public use. Available to all for free, riders across the …

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133 Merida bikes stolen from container at Fleet Services

Over 100 Merida bikes have been stolen from a container that was on its way to the company’s logistics facility in Felixstowe. The theft took place on Thursday 12th May at Fleet Services on the M3, a secure lorry park equipped with CCTV and ANPR. The 40’ container, retrieved from …

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Admiral Insurance reveals UK’s bike theft hotspots

Admiral Insurance has revealed the UK’s bike theft hotspots, along with a warning to cyclists to be vigilant and consider bicycle cover. The warning comes as bike theft crime is on the rise, with Admiral’s latest data showing that bike theft is already 56% higher in the first two months …

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Police recover prototype CeramicSpeed bikes stolen from headquarters

Police have recovered all three prototype bikes that were stolen from headquarters of Driven, the drivetrain start-up connected with component brand CeramicSpeed, Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN) has reported. The break-in happened between 10pm on 30th March and 8:15am on 31st March from the Driven HQ in Boulder, Colorado, …

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Bike marking and registration scheme BikeRegister partners with Alistair Brownlee

Double Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee MBE has announced a partnership with national bike marking and registration scheme BikeRegister. BikeRegister, owned by security marking provider Selectamark, is used by all UK police forces to assist in the fight against bike crime, with over a million bikes currently registered on the …

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Container of 127 Giant electric bikes stolen

A container of 127 Giant electric bikes has been stolen, the company has announced. The incident happened today, 17th February, and is being investigated by the police. Giant said thieves cut through the container locks and offloaded the full load onto another vehicle. Taken from the A12, the freight container …

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Bicycle crime fell by 11.5% in 2021, new figures reveal

Bicycle crime fell by 11.5% in 2021, according to new figures from more than 40 police forces across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This translates to 64,500 reported bicycle thefts in 2021, compared to 72,920 the year before. Bicycle theft hotspots remained consistent over 2020 and 2021, with the London …

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