Tackling bicycle theft

Stolen Ride - London

Providing a community focused solution. From cycle parking products, to a London-only stolen bike community

Stolen Bikes

Stolen bikes

The community. The hunt is on. View and help locate London’s stolen bikes.
Bike locking campaign

#RidevsThief

The London bike locking campaign. If you love your ride, double lock it. Share the heart.
Cycle parking products

Cycle parking solutions

Cyclist-friendly products. From bike racks to secure cycle hubs. Contact the experts today.

Has your bike been stolen in London? Tweet the London cycling community

Get help locating your stolen bike from thousands of fellow cyclists.

RESOURCES

Prevent bike theft

5 top tips

Bike stolen?

5 things to do

Bike theft is an ever increasing problem, not only in London but around the world. The rapidly expanding Stolen Ride resource section aims to provide top tips when it comes to bicycle security, cycle insurance, cycle parking and how to recover stolen bikes. Join the SR Facebook page to hear when articles are released.

LATEST FROM THE BLOG

Suggest a cycle parking location

Suggest a cycle parking location

The cycling community is at the heart of Stolen Ride, so we want to give cyclists the opportunity to point out where they think cycle parking is required.

Cycle Parking Map

Cycle parking map – London

The London cycle parking map. An extra optional layer has been added to the map so you can see police reported stolen bike locations near the cycle parking.

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Introduction
Stolen Ride is a hub when it comes to bicycle security and tackling bike theft. Currently only focused towards a London audience, the cycling community is at the heart of everything. Not only here to provide a stolen bike recovery community, but also to help prevent theft through cycle parking solutions, theft prevention tips and campaigns. Find out more about Stolen Ride here.
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.

My bike has been stolen, what should I do?

Report your stolen bike with the police, this is an absolute must. Please have a read of our post on what to do next. 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.

Are the cycle parking solutions only for London?
No. The team can help with cycle parking and cycle storage projects around the UK. From secure cycle hubs, two-tier racks and even public cycle repair stands. There are many possibilities, so do get in-contact to discuss the ideal solution for you. Do share the solutions with your employer or local facilities – anywhere you think needs more or better cycle parking.

AS SEEN IN

Cooler
road.cc
Cycling Weekly
Evening Standard
BBC London News

The Huffington Post

Stolen Ride has also been mentioned in The Times, Tech For Good, BBC radio and more. If you are a journalist or a blogger, please contact us.

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