'Nothing rocket science-y' — How UK police are combatting bike theft

Secure, register, and report is the mantra

Bike theft
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Bike theft is all too common an occurrence, something that comes with the territory of wanting to get about a city on two wheels. It often seems like a problem which is not being taking seriously enough, despite a bike frequently being one of the most important things a person owns.

Our own Tom Davidson had his bike nicked from Hampstead Heath in the summer, and has given up any hope of getting it back.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.