Stolen RideA leader in the fight against stolen bikes
FOUNDED IN 2012
Stolen Ride is uniquely positioned in the cycling industry, on a mission to tackle all areas and sides of bicycle theft. Run by cyclists, Stolen Ride is extremely passionate about security and helping to protect others and the lifestyle at large.
Founded in 2012 after experiencing the pain of bicycle theft, Stolen Ride began its journey on Twitter, helping to recover stolen bikes through community action. With @StolenRide, victims of bike theft simply tweet the account with the stolen bike details/photo and location in London. Thousands of fellow cyclists then actively search their local area, markets and online marketplaces. When there is a sighting, a direct message is sent and the owner can then update the police. Since it began, the @StolenRide community has been very widely acclaimed and has been seen in publications such as The Times, BBC, Evening Standard, Cycling Weekly and RoadCC.
In 2016, Stolen Ride was formed as a company and the journey of creating an industry hub in the security space began. Stolen Ride has since worked with many areas of the industry and is well connected and respected around London and the UK. One area is cycle parking. After being frustrated by the standard and huge lack of cycle parking, Stolen Ride formed a fantastic partnership with a leading cycle parking provider. The team is now able to showcase industry leading bike stands and bespoke cycle hub development opportunities, with expert advice and delivery. Stolen Ride strongly believes that increasing ‘proper’ parking facilities will not only positively impact the end-to-end experience of cycling, but will also help to reduce theft.
The Stolen Ride journey is still just beginning; there are exciting expansions and partnerships in the pipeline for 2021 and beyond. Stolen Ride has fantastic support from the cycling community – this is extremely important and the community will always be put first and listened to.
If you ever need help or support, or share our passion to tackle bike theft, then the Stolen Ride team is on hand to help.
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