On September 20 from 11.00am to 3.00pm we’ll be working with Avon and Somerset Police to offer registration with BikeRegister, the UK’s leading online bicycle identification and registration initiative. It aims to reduce cycle theft, identify stolen bikes and assist in their recovery. BikeRegister is used by every UK Police Force, and it’s free.
Once you register with BikeRegister, your details are held on the secure online database, which Police Forces across the country have secure access to. If your bike is stolen you can flag it as stolen on the database.
BikeRegister also provides protection for buyers and sellers of second hand bikes. The ownership document is your log book and provides proof of ownership for you and any potential buyer. Those considering purchasing a second hand bike can also check a frame number with the BikeRegister database to confirm it hasn’t been reported stolen.
Registering your bike doesn’t cost anything and gives you the following benefits:
- Lifetime registration on the BikeRegister database
- A registration log book, to be used as proof of ownership
- Secure online access to your account
Avon and Somerset Police will be upstairs at RftS from 11.00am to 3.00pm. They’ll also be offering reduced price security kits including QR code marking, component marking and RFID tags.