Monday, 10 November 2014

Aylesbury police station open day – lost and stolen bicycles

This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert and has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police. (Received 10-11-14)

Thames Valley Police are holding a lost and stolen bicycle open day at Aylesbury police station between 10am and 7pm today.

Any member of the public who has lost their bicycle or had a bicycle stolen is invited to attend the station.

Members of the public will be asked to give a description of their bicycle, with any serial numbers or identifying marks. Officers will be available to check the descriptions and see if they match any of the bicycles at the station. We will then be able to hand any matching bicycles back to their owners.

We have approximately 30 bikes that have been found in the Aylesbury area.
You can register your bike free of charge on the Immobilise website which will help you to retrieve your bike in the event it gets stolen. The Immobilise website links in with the National Mobile Property Register (NMPR) database which the police use to help identify stolen bikes.

The following advice will provide some simple tips to help residents keep their bicycles secure while at home and out and about.

Get a good bike lock. Hardened steel D-shape or check out for certified locks.
  • Always lock your bike, even if you are leaving it for a couple of minutes.
  • Lock your bike to an immovable object – e.g. bike rack or lamp posts.
  • Secure removable wheels and take smaller parts with you (lights, quick-release saddles).
  • Check if your bike is covered by your home insurance.
  • Don’t park your bike in isolated or dimly-lit places.
  • Never leave your bike outside your home unlocked, even just for a minute.
  • Register your bike free of charge on

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Police website