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Community action

Community action on bicycle theft – bike shop insight

We asked 10 London bike shops to tell us what they think community action can do to tackle bicycle theft. Shops including Seabass Cycles and Hackney Peddler.

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Government, Westminster

What can the UK government and private companies do?

“The government and police can take bike theft more seriously. I think they’re doing better with the bike marking, but that’s not necessarily prevention…”

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Are stolen bikes ever recovered?

Are stolen bikes ever recovered? Interview

Are stolen bikes ever recovered? We share one @StolenRide success story, full interview with the bike theft victim and the hero who located the stolen bike.

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My bike has been stolen, what should I do?

Call 101 (or 999 if it is an emergency) and record the bike theft is an absolute must. Please have a read of our blog post here on what to do if your bike has been stolen.

Do tweet @StolenRide the details of the bike, including a photo and location (postcode in London, but not your exact home postcode). The community will quickly share the details around thousands of fellow cyclists in London who will search for your bike on the streets and online.

Does @StolenRide work?

Yes! Considering how large London is we are constantly delighted by the success Stolen Ride receives. Not every bike is recovered, but all retweets create awareness of this huge issue we have in London. The community has even spotted stolen London bikes as far away as Spain and Moldova.

The SR network is strong and actively followed by a loyal network of London cyclists, bike shops, industry influencers and even some well known celebrities.

The larger the community gets in London, the more powerful it will become.

How many bikes are stolen in London?

Stolen bikes in the UK are a huge issue, but London is the true epicenter. Whilst around 20 thousand bikes are reported stolen to the police in London each year, the true figure could be nearer 70 thousand.

Do you offer the Stolen Ride service outside London?

@StolenRide is run by London cyclists, for London cyclists. We believe in a focused mission and have no immediate plans to cover outside London.

Our plan is to expand our service in London and move into bicycle theft prevention in 2017.

I have spotted one of the stolen bikes on the @StolenRide feed, what should I do?

Fantastic! Tweet the owner and then follow up on DM with the full details of the sighting, they can then work with the police to recover the bike.

I'm not on Twitter and do not want to join, can SR still spread the news about my stolen bike?

Twitter is the community hub of Stolen Ride. We would encourage you to join Twitter and not only tweet the stolen bike to @StolenRide, but also to get involved with the community by helping others in the same position.

If you do not want to join Twitter, we are also on Instagram and Facebook.


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