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.
For cyclists by cyclists – Cyclehoop
I had my bike stolen whilst at university in London. The thief had managed to lift my bike over the top of the signpost I had locked it to. Guest post by Cyclehoop.
From stolen bike to Hiplok
Getting my bike stolen was a wake-up call in more ways than one. I was angry but it wasn’t funneled specifically at the thief… Guest post by Hiplok.
Sherlock – the invisible GPS anti-theft device
Sherlock is a GPS anti-theft device, connected to a mobile app that allows cyclists to precisely locate their bicycle and retrieve it in case it gets stolen
Comfortable and secure solution against bike theft
Guest post by I LOCK IT. What makes I LOCK IT special is the fully automatic locking and unlocking function. I LOCK IT offers an additional cable and chain.
My bike has been stolen, what should I do?
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?
Do you offer the Stolen Ride service outside London?
I have spotted one of the stolen bikes on the @StolenRide feed, what should I do?
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, another option is the SR Facebook page, post and we will share. Facebook.com/StolenRide