Bicycle security marking in Welwyn Garden City

A SERIES of free bicycle marking events has been organised for WGC residents.

With the summer months approaching, Hertfordshire Constabulary is urging residents to get their push bikes security marked, to deter would-be thieves from snatching any unattended vehicles.

Panshanger PCSO Christina Cooper has now organised a series of security marking events at Panshanger Hardware in Moors Walk, the first of which takes place tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm to 4.30pm.

PCSO Cooper said: “It only takes a few minutes to security mark your bike and could deter an opportunist thief from taking it. Or, in the unlikely event that your bike is stolen, you are more likely to be reunited with it if it is security marked.”

She will be at the same location at the same time on the following Saturdays – May 14 and May 21. No appointment is necessary.


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Security marking involves engraving the postcode and house number onto the bike and protecting it with a lacquer varnish. Alternatively bikes can be marked with UV pen, and a sticker is placed on the bike saying that it is security marked.

You can register your bike at immobilise.com , an online property database which police use to check stolen property.

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It can increase the chances of recovering your bike if it is stolen.

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