This Dutch smart bike company will send 'bike hunters' to track down your stolen bike

Get a VanMoof and you'll never have to worry about bike theft again...

(Image credit: Mounir Raji)

A Dutch company has launched a smart bike that comes with an array of anti-theft features, plus an army of 'bike hunters' that will track your bike down and return it should it be stolen.

VanMoof's hybrid bikes will emit warning sounds, which get progressively louder if the bike is tampered with. If it's established that the bike has been stolen, it'll go in to lockdown mode - meaning the 'vital systems' are disabled and lights flash in SOS mode.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.