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Bikmo unveils new public heatmap to view nation’s bike theft hotspots

Specialist cycling insurer Bikmo has unveiled a new bike theft tracking tool for public use. Available to all for free, riders across the country can now view reported thefts on an interactive heatmap. Showing incident rates across England and Wales – taken from publicly available police data – London’s financial …

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Admiral sees pedal bike theft claims rise by 66%

The number of claims for pedal bike thefts has risen by 66% since the first COVID-19 lockdown (March 2020 – February 2021), compared to the same time period the previous year, the latest investigation from Admiral home insurance has revealed. Analysis of the insurer’s data found that pedal bike thefts …

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Police Scotland launches national bike theft campaign

Police Scotland has launched a national campaign to tackle the rising number of bike thefts taking place across the country and to raise awareness of bike security within the cycling community. Pedal Protect officially kicked off on 26th March to address the increasing trend in bike thefts, which has been …

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Only 1.1% of London bike thefts see thieves being caught, data reveals

Police data has revealed which areas in London saw a surge in lockdown bike thefts last year, with just 1.1% of bike thefts resulting in the thief being caught. Waltham Forest is the borough with the greatest increase at 30.88%, followed by Haringey (27.52%) and Southwark (23.92%). The data, collated …

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Northern Ireland bike crime falls by 18% in 2020 despite surge in sales

Reported bicycle crimes fell by 18% in Northern Ireland in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the latest crime figures from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). The first lockdown, from March to May 2020, saw May with the steepest decline, reporting a 15% drop compared to May 2019. …

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Bikes worth £1,500+ ‘most popular’ item added to home insurance after Christmas, says Admiral

Admiral Home insurance has revealed that bikes worth more than £1,500, on average, were the most popular items added to home insurance policies at the beginning of this year. Comparing Admiral’s policy data from 2018 to 2020, bikes have grown in popularity, overtaking jewellery which used to be the most …

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High-value MTBs reported stolen from Base Camp Bikes

Aviemore CID is appealing for information after a number of high-value mountain bikes were reported stolen in the Grantown-on-Spey area. Officers received a report of 12 mountain bikes and seven mountain bike frames of various brands including Banshee, Evil, Rocky Mountain and Yeti, estimated to be worth over £50,000, having …

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BikeRegister hits one million registrations

National cycle database BikeRegister has hit one million registrations. Owned by family-run company Selectamark Security Systems, BikeRegister is used by all UK police forces to search for stolen and recovered bikes – a service it offers to the police at zero cost. Over 1,000 searches are made on BikeRegister each …

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MTBs worth over £50,000 stolen in Laggan theft

Officers in Aviemore are appealing for information after a number of high-value mountain bikes were reported stolen in the Laggan area. Police received a report of eight Polygon Siskiu T8 mountain bikes, estimated to be worth around £12,800, having been stolen from Laggan Wolftrax Visitor Centre between 11pm on Friday, …

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