Cyclists in Dales told to ‘Lock it or Lose it’

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Dales cyclists are being encouraged to look up their bikes to prevent them being stolen.

The Lock it or Lose it campaign is being promoted by the Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, which includes Derbyshire Dales District Council, the police and the county council, and aims to keep bike thefts down.

People are being advised to lock away cycles in a garage or shed or by securing them using a good quality lock and chain to a strong anchor point, invest in a bicycle lock and chain, preferably with a ‘D’ or ‘combination’ lock.

Cyclists are being told that whenever their bikes are left unattended, they should make sure they are locked and chained to something secure.

They are also being told to make sure their bike is security marked or engraved using specialist unique marking kits and register them with Immobilise, the national property register.

Further advice is available by contacting the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team on 101.