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London's fastest growing network of cyclists looking out for stolen bikes

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London stolen bike map

London stolen bike map

How many bikes are stolen in London? Our London stolen bike map contains every bicycle theft reported to the MET and City of London police.

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London Cycle Theft Survey 2016

Cycle theft survey – more bike stands and better bike locks

Survey of 1800 London cyclists by Quanteze, commissioned by Stolen Ride and London Cycling Campaign puts the spotlight on the high level of cycle theft.

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Tubular lock pick, bike thief

An interview with a former London bike thief

An interview with a former London bike thief, by Stolen Ride. The ex-bike thief reveals a side of bike crime we rarely get a glimpse of.

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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 early 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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The SR community has also been mentioned in The Times, Tech For Good, BBC radio and more.
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