Protect your bike with a free code - The Evesham Observer

Protect your bike with a free code

Evesham Editorial 26th Jul, 2018   0

CYCLISTS can get their bike protected for free thanks to Wychavon District Council.

The community safety team will be on hand to offer advice at a series of special bike marking events over the coming weeks.

Each bike will be marked with a unique code which can then be registered on a national database. If the cycle is then lost or stolen it will be easier for police to trace and return it to the rightful owner.

More than 500,000 bikes are stolen in the UK each year because they are poorly stored or not secured at all.

The events will run from 10am to 3pm on Wednesday (August 1) at Evesham Adventure Playground while team members will be at Asda in Pershore tomorrow (Friday) between 11am and 2pm.

Coun Gerry O’Donnell, executive board member for health and wellbeing, said: “This event is a great opportunity for residents to protect their bike for free.

“Cycling is a great way to stay fit and healthy, and bike marking will give cycle owners peace of mind that if it is ever stolen or lost, there is a greater chance of being reunited.

“Community and Environmental Protection Officers will also be on hand to give free advice on keeping your bike safe.”

There is no need to book just turn up on the day.

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