Crime prevention advice to keep your bike safe

Message from our Neighbourhood police team: “We have seen a slight increase in
bicycle theft over the last few days please be extra vigilant around the safety of your
bikes below you can find some simple tips to help keep your bikes secure.

Bicycles can be some of the easiest vehicles for thieves and vandals to target. Protect
yourself from becoming a victim by following some simple steps:

  • Get a good bike lock
  • Lock your bike to something secure, even if only for a few minutes and avoid isolated
    places – leave your bike where a potential thief can be seen
  • Lock up removable parts (e.g. wheels) and take light fittings with you
  • Have your bike’s frame security-marked or engraved and register it using the link
  • Take a clear colour photograph of your bike and make a written record of its
    description, including any unique features
  • At home, keep your bike in a secure garage or shed and keep the door locked.

West Midlands Police have bike marking events where buy you can have your bike
marked and registered free of charge to

Under normal circumstances Moseley and Kings Heath Police hold bike marking
events several times a year. As and when the Covid-19 Lockdown restrictions are
lifted, and conditions allow, we will notify you all on WM now of the next event. Look
out for the message confirming a date.”