Bike Marking Event

Chapel cyclists encouraged to protect their property from thieves

Unfortunately this event has now been held, but this item includes very useful information for any bike owner who may have missed it.

Cyclists in Chapel and Chinley were invited to get their security in to gear as part of a crime prevention and property marking drive on Saturday 21st May 2016.

The event follows a number of incidents in the area whereby thieves have broken into sheds, garages and outbuildings and made off with mountain bikes.

PCSO Karen Green from the Chapel and Chinley Safer Neighbourhood Team will be hosting a pop-up shop to speak to cyclists about the steps that they can take to better protect their valuables from criminals. This includes purchasing a good quality lock and ensuring that bikes are properly secure when left unattended.

The event, which is being held at Chapel Police Station on Manchester Road, is an opportunity for cyclists to have their bikes security marked for free to deter opportunists. Not only does security marking deter thieves but it also helps officers to quickly return it to the rightful owner if it is lost or stolen and then later recovered.

The bike marking drive will take place on Saturday, May 21 and will run between 10am and 1pm.

PCSO Green will be on hand throughout the day to offer crime prevention advice and to discuss any community concerns.

For more information or to speak to your local policing team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police, or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of the Derbyshire police website.

Click on Bike Security Leaflet for further details.

Posted: Mon, 09 May 2016 14:59 by Parish Clerk

Tags: SNT