Bikes worth more than £33k registered with national database

PUBLISHED: 13:00 03 February 2018

The bike registration event at Weston train station.

The bike registration event at Weston train station.

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More than 100 cyclists have had their bikes registered to a national police database to avoid theft.

North Somerset Council’s sustainable travel team held roadshows at both Weston and Worle train stations where 134 bikes were registered with BikeRegister, a police-approved bicycle marking scheme.

The team applied permanent etches and deterrent stickers to bikes and took details of owners to try and protect them from theft.

In total more than £33,500 worth of bikes were registered.

The sustainable travel team, which is working in partnership with both Avon and Somerset police and the British Transport Police, also gave advice on the safest ways to lock bikes and spoke to visitors about different cycle routes in the area.

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