GO Outdoors on West Denton Retail Park in Newcastle is helping to put the brakes on cycle theft with a free bike security marking event in April.
Officers from Westerhope and Newburn neighbourhood policing team will be in store on Saturday April 10th (11am-3pm). Cyclists will have the opportunity to pick up crime prevention tips and to discuss any queries they may have with the officers available.
Any customers bringing their bikes to the store at those times will be able to claim a free bike security mark. Owners with a security-marked bikes are then registered by the police online with the national database with bikeregister.com - saving customers time and money.
If the bike is subsequently stolen and recovered, it can be reunited with its rightful owner. Each bike is labelled as having been security marked, which also acts as a deterrent to bike thieves.
Community Support Officer Paul Joyce said,
"We hope to help as many Newcastle cyclists as possible to keep their bikes safe. We also want to remind riders to take care not to lose their bike to an opportunist thief, by keeping it secure at all times while unattended.
"GO Outdoors is a very busy store and the more cyclists we can help during the day the better."
GO Outdoors manager Liz MacDougall said,
“We're delighted to be hosting this free crime prevention event with Westerhope and Newburn neighbourhood policing team. We're hoping for some great cycling weather this summer, and we hope as many cyclists as possible will pop in to get their bikes checked ready for a new year of cycling outdoor adventures.”
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