With a lucrative and easy resale market online, thieves will target locations where they know expensive bikes are regularly stored. A determined professional thief with the right tools and techniques can make depressingly short work of even the most expensive and robust locks but more opportunistic criminals can be put off by following these tips.
Before considering locks and security, make sure you have adequate insurance in place should the worst happen and your bike is stolen. Don’t assume that your household insurance will cover your bikes as often the value is limited or you have to declare the bikes and pay an extra premium. Check what security your policy calls for, whether it covers your bike away from home and that you’re meeting these criteria. Many insurance companies will specify a Sold Secure rating for any locks you use. British Cycling members are eligible for discounted specialist bike insurance.
For tips on keeping your bike safe on the go and at home, head to the British Cycling Insight Zone
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