BEFORE YOU GO
REGISTER YOUR BIKE
If your bike is expensive, consider registering it so that in the event it is lost or stolen, the police can trace your bike back to you if they find it. To register your bike you’ll need to know the frame number, which is usually located near the handlebars, below the seat post, by the pedals or towards the back wheel.
Consider insuring your bike or, if allowed, add it to your home insurance policy. Please check with your insurer, if it is possible to extend your policy to include your bike when it is not at home. Alternatively, it can be insured separately to provide cover when you’re out and about. Remember, take a photo of the bike and write down the frame number.
There are three simple ways of mitigating the risk of theft: