Bicycle security awareness days in Welwyn Garden City
PUBLISHED: 12:14 28 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:14 28 November 2016
Welwyn Garden City's Community Safety Partnership (CSP) and the Town Centre Manager are staging a campaign to increase awareness on how to secure bicycles, minimising the risk of them being stolen.
The campaign starts on Thursday, December 8 from 7am to 10am, outside the main entrance to The Howard Centre, with campaigners hoping to catch commuters and cyclists on their way to work.
A team of CSP officers from the police and council will be on hand to mark bikes and educate commuters on how to securely lock their bikes.
They will also encourage people to sign up to the Neighbourhood Watch scheme, and will hand out discounts for buying bike locks in partnership with Kinetic Cycles.
The CSP will return to The Howard Centre on Monday, January 9 and Monday, January 16, and continue to offer advice to cyclists.
Over the three dates, they will emphasise the importance of good bike locks and explain that without these, bike thieves can get an easy steal.
Councillor Roger Trigg, executive member for community safety, said: “These bicycle security awareness days aim to show people the importance of properly securing your bike.
“Some of the cheaper, thinner locks that people are using are simply too easy to cut through.
“We’re telling people: buy a good lock using the discounts we’ve arranged with Kinetic Cycles and secure the lock properly through the frame and both wheels of the bike.”