It’s essential to take every possible precaution when securing your bike – now more than ever. The number of stolen motorbikes in London increased by 50% between 2014 and 2016, and approximately 15,000 scooters, mopeds and motorbikes were stolen in the city between June 2016 and June 2017. To make matters worse, many of these were later used to commit crimes. Take our advice: brush up on these seven top tips, courtesy of the Metropolitan Police, to ensure that your bike remains precisely that – yours.
1) Secure a lock to the frame and/or rear wheel
2) Use more than one lock
3) Connect your lock to an immovable object
4) Park in plain sight
5) Use a cover to conceal your bike
6) Be especially vigilant in summer
7) Bar your garage windows.