Bike registration – Oxford
Monday 28 April 2014, 8:33am
Residents in Oxford are invited to free bike registration events at St Aldates police station in Oxford.
There will be three events between 11.30am and 1.30pm on the following dates:
- Thursday 1 May;
- Thursday 8 May;
- Thursday 15 May.
Officers will be on hand to offer information on cycle safety and register your bike for free with Bike Register. Members of public are also able to get their bike marked for £5 at the event.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Matthew Sulley, of the Oxford City Centre team, said: “Having a bike security marked makes it easier for the police to identify it if it is stolen and speeds up the process for returning it to its owner.
“The registration is free but there is a silver kit available which will cost £5 and involves a unique number which is branded onto the bike frame using an acid paint. This normally costs £16 but at our events it will only cost £5.
“I would urge anyone who owns a cycle in the area to attend the event and have their bike registered.”
You can contact any member of the Oxford City Centre neighbourhood team by calling 101, the single non-emergency number for Thames Valley Police.
Bike security marking and registration
- Identify and register your bike with Bike Register (opens new window)
- Consider etching your postcode onto your bike frame.
- Invest in good quality locks. Hardened steel D-shaped locks and sturdy chain locks are recommended. Be prepared to spend ten per cent of the value of your bike on locks.