Police renew appeal for cyclists to protect personal information on ride-sharing sites

Police in Dorset believe a recent spate of high-value bike thefts are linked to cyclists giving away location of bike on ride-sharing apps and websites

Dorset Police have issued a warning to cyclists using online ride sharing websites to keep their home location private after a recent increase in the number of expensive bikes being stolen in the area.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Dorset Police urged all cyclists to use online mapping sites' privacy settings to mask the location of where their bike is stored to thwart thieves' efforts.

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