Bike thieves trying to sell stolen bikes to London bike shops
We asked London bike shops if they had ever experienced a suspected bike thief entering their shop to try and sell them a stolen bike.
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?
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.