Bike marking event in Byfleet

bikePCSO Lesley Foster is inviting local residents to bring along their bicycles to a free marking session in Byfleet.

The event is taking place on Saturday 26 January 2013 between 12noon and 2pm at the Policing Post, St Marys Centre, Stream Close, Byfleet.

PCSO Lesley Foster said: “Cycle marking is a really simple way of protecting your property and if you have had a new bike for Christmas now is the time to think about proper security. Bikes are marked with a special pen which is invisible to the human eye but can be easily read under a UV light. The information written on the bike-frame makes it much easier to reunite bicycles with their proper owners if they are stolen.”

Many bicycle thefts can be prevented by taking a few basic precautions and bikers are reminded of a few safety tips by Surrey Police:

· Obtain a good bike lock (D locks or combination locks are best – ask for a recommendation at a bike shop)

· Lock your bike to something secure – a bike rack or lamp post

· Lock up removable parts (for example, wheels) or take them with you (for example, light fittings)

· If you store your bike in a shed or garage, make sure you keep it secure.

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