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How can we maintain security as bike sales rise?

Thieves have taken advantage of the COVID-19 bike boom in recent months. Rebecca Morley catches up with BikeRegister’s James Brown The rising number of cyclists in the UK during recent months has been celebrated across the industry, with several bike shops selling out of various models as the nation embraced …

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Cycleplan sees sales increase by 315%

Cycleplan has seen a 315% sales increase since the start of lockdown. Analysing three years of internal data, Cycleplan found the most common claims to be theft and damage, including malicious damage caused intentionally by a third party. The specialist insurance provider is also urging cyclists to check the details …

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E-bikes stolen from Huddersfield bike shop

Detectives in Kirklees are appealing for information after a burglary at Earnshaws Superbikes on Manchester Road, Huddersfield, in the early hours of Friday morning. Two suspects stole two electric bikes: a 2018 Lapierre 627 AMI, black and green, and a 2020 KTM Macina Kapoho 2971, orange and black. One of …

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Bike thefts fall by 21% in 12 months

The number of bike thefts reported to the police has fallen in the past 12 months, with approximately 19,000 fewer incidents compared to the year before. According to UK CrimeStats, using data gathered by the Economic Policy Centre, there were more than 90,000 reported incidents from July 2018 to June …

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BikeRegister sees 48% rise in reported bike thefts

Bike thefts reported to BikeRegister rose by 48% in June, compared to last year, following a drop during the early months of the COVID-19 lockdown. Figures compiled for the first half of 2020 by the national cycle database show 786 thefts were reported last month. Previous months had seen a …

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New device helping cyclists tackle bike theft UK-wide

A farmer and an engineer from Wales have devised a way to help cyclists stay safe after the UK Government put cycling at the heart of its post-COVID-19 transport plans. The Bison PedalVice is a new anti-theft device designed to protect cyclists from thieves by securing bicycles to the floor …

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Admiral reports 46% rise in bike theft claims

Admiral has reported a 46% increase in bicycle theft claims over the last seven weeks compared with the same period in 2019. Bike thefts now account for more than a third (37%) of all theft claims, the insurer said, up from 12% last year. David Fowkes, head of household underwriting …

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Hiplok to donate 100 locks to hospitals targeted by thieves

Hiplok is to donate 100 locks to NHS workers at hospitals recently targeted by bike thieves. The Warwickshire-based company is producing 100 Hiplok Original wearable bike locks, including a special NHS blue version. The first of these locks are already on their way to the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS …

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Bikes stolen from NHS workers in “despicable” series of thefts

Police are appealing for information after receiving reports of stolen bikes from NHS staff in Stevenage. Lister Hospital staff have reported four thefts in the past week. Lister Hospital PCSO Ron Treadwell said: “Stealing a bike in itself is bad enough, but to steal from an NHS worker in these …

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