Cyclists advised to double up on locks as bike thefts rise

'As long as you’re not the easiest or most inviting target, you probably won’t get your bike stolen,' says Laka's Nick Sutton

A person in a hoodie breaking a bike lock with bolt cutters
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Cyclists might want to consider using more than one lock when leaving their bike in a public place, an insurance expert has advised. 

Nick Sutton, who heads the customer experience team at UK bike insurance firm Laka, says he has witnessed a “clear trend” in recent months, with more claims for theft. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.