smart journeys regularly host events where they provide cycle security advice and offer security marking and on-line registration onto Immobilise, the police national database. It was noted at these events, many delegates don’t hold a detailed description of their bike or a recent photo, which would be an issue if they were a victim of crime and needed to report their bike stolen.
With more than 500,000 bikes being stolen in the UK each year because they’re poorly secured or not secured at all. smart journeys wanted to create a guide that offers practical tips and advice on preventing bike theft and provide a place where people can write down a detailed description of their bike, to help trace and return a stolen bike, if found.
smart journeys developed a Bicycle Passport which provides information on the following themes:
- How do I protect your bike?
- Information on security marking.
- How best to securely store your bike at home?
The Bicycle Passport also provides space for individuals to retain details of their bike and asks for information such as:
- Frame number
- Bike make/type
- Parts and unique features
Success so far…
smart journeys will continue to provide cycle marking events and offer content to help people reduce their risk of becoming a victim of cycle theft. Crime prevention is key in the fight against this crime and we want to erase this as a barrier preventing individuals cycling as a transport mode.