COUNCIL chiefs have unveiled a series of free bike marking events to help residents keep their bikes safe from thieves.
Organised by Wychavon District Council, bike marking is a method which consists of applying a unique identifiable number to the frame of the bike, which is then registered with the National Bike Register Database.
This reduces the risk of a bike being stolen and if stolen, it makes it easier to report and find it again.
The free events will follow social distancing guidelines at all times. Slots of 15 minutes will be available and booking is essential.
Cyclists can take their bikes to Evesham Railway Station between 6am and 9am on October 27 and the town’s Viaduct Car Park from 10am to 1pm.
A further chance to get bikes marked will be available on Friday, October 30 at Honeybourne Railway Station from 6am to 9am, at Chapman Court outside Asda in Pershore from 10am to 1pm and on the football club car park in Broadway from 2pm to 4pm.
Coun Rob Adams, portfolio holder for Community Engagement, Culture and Sport said: “By marking your bike, this provides peace of mind that your bike is safe from thieves. We want to reassure people that the sessions will follow social distancing measures at all times”.
Call Kamil Ambroziak on 01684 862420 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more.