The Met Police have just had two of the worst months for reported bicycle thefts in the last 10 years. A huge spike was seen in August and September.
The property in Hackney was searched due to 11 different people reporting seeing their stolen bike advertised for sale on social media.
Taking a look at only Met police data, 2549 bikes had been reported as stolen to the force in June 2020. In June 2019 it was 2003 bikes.
While we’d like to think that simply anyone could pick up a bike and start using it for transport, there are actually plenty of barriers that make cycling inaccessible to many people.
Following the announcement of £2bn cycling investment, we ask if this is enough to make lasting change.
Stolen bikes continue to be a huge issue during the coronavirus crisis, especially to NHS and other key workers. Find out who is helping, featuring an interview with @TourDeThanks.
A London teacher, who purchased a new bike to carry on supporting children of NHS staff due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), has had her bike stolen.
Thieves have always been savvy to cycle theft at stations, so why are they becoming more successful?
Interview with Superintendent Mark Cleland. Mark shares his views on bicycle marking, reporting crimes and what the community can do to help the police.