Having your bike stolen is a real risk in London – here are our tips for making sure your bike is secure.
Having your bike stolen in London is a real risk and preventing it is a combination of where and how you lock it up. You can also get your bike security marked so that if the police find it, they can return it to you. This really does happen!
You can normally have your bike marked at police anti-theft bike marking events so the police can check your bike on their database if it gets stolen. If this is not be possible you can still register your bike with Bike Register free of charge or pay for a marking kit.
Many people have their bikes insured for theft – you may already have this as part of another insurance policy you have. You should check the conditions of the policy as they may specify where and when you can lock your bike up or require a specific type of lock. LCC works with CycleSure to provide cycle insurance for our members. We think it’s a great policy but you should always check directly with the insurer to make sure it’s a suitable policy for your circumstances.