A bike is stolen every 16 minutes in London and there's a 98 per cent chance you'll never see it again

Exclusive figures show woeful Met Police record over London bicycle thefts

Bike Theft
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You lock your bike securely to the stand. After running some errands you come back to fetch it – only to find it has vanished, with your D-lock lying forlornly on the ground.

If you’ve ever had a bicycle stolen, you’ll know that gut-twisting feeling. You may also recall a sinking sense of disappointment upon being told by the police shortly after that there is nothing they can do.

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