Police are advising bike owners to be extra careful following a spate of thefts in Lancaster town centre.
A spokesperson for Lancaster Police said: “Following increased reports of bike thefts in the town centre, please be extra vigilant and protect yourself from being a victim of bike theft by following some simple steps:
•Get a good bike lock - ‘D’ locks are the best as thin cable locks can often be cut.
•Lock your bike to something secure, even if only for a few minutes and avoid isolated places - leave your bike where a potential thief can be seen
• Stagger where you park your bike- don’t make it easy for criminals by providing them with a pattern.
•Have your bike’s frame security-marked or engraved (please contact your local NPHT officer for more information or attend a local bike store)
•Take a clear colour photograph of your bike and make a written record of its description, including any unique features
•At home, keep your bike in a secure garage or shed and keep the door locked
* Register and Protect your bike with BikeRegister online database; www.BikeRegister.com.
Lancaster Leisure Lakes Bikes are kindly offering 15% off their Bronze, Silver and Gold sole secure ‘D’ locks until October 22.