POLICE chiefs are advising bike owners on a number of ways to keep their property secure.
Get a good quality lock and expect to pay at least £40. Make sure you buy a certified Sold Secure lock, which is tested to withstand attack.
Mark the bike with a unique code to ensure that the police will be able to trace it back to you. Use a UV pen or Smartwater.
Keep a record of the frame number, the make and model and any other marks that can identify your bike. Register the bike for free at www.bikeregister.com.
Park the bike in a well-lit area, where it can be easily seen by passers-by.
Lock both wheels and the frame of your bike to a cycle stand or other immovable object.