Free cycle marking event in Woking Town Centre

21 January 2014

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Woking Safer Neighbourhood Team is inviting local residents to bring along their bicycles to a free marking session in Woking.

The event is taking place on Tuesday 28 January 2014 from 5pm to 7pm in Crown Square near to the bike racks outside The Big Apple.

PC Chris Laughton said: "Cycle marking is a simple way of protecting your property and if you have had a new bike for Christmas now is the time to think about proper security. In 2013 approximately 234 bikes were reported stolen within the borough of Woking and if your bike is stolen, the police have a better chance of returning it to you if it is marked and registered with Immobilise Property Register. This is completely free of charge and will take minutes to complete."

Many bicycle thefts can be prevented by taking a few basic precautions and bikers are reminded of a few safety tips by Surrey Police.

  • Obtain a good bike lock (D locks or combination locks are best - ask for a recommendation at a bike shop)

  • Lock your bike to something secure - a bike rack or lamp post

  • Lock up removable parts (for example, wheels) or take them with you (for example, light fittings)

  • If you store your bike in a shed or garage, make sure you keep it secure.