This British firm has a higher bike theft recovery rate than the police - and they've only just begun

BackPedal offer 24/7 bike recovery with an 85 per cent success rate so far - and insurance if they don't manage it, too

A bike thief in grey uses orange tools to break a bike lock
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It all started when James Dunn's girlfriend had her bike stolen during the pandemic: "She's a teacher, she used it to get to work, and she couldn't get another bike. The police couldn't do anything, the CCTV wasn't helpful, two guys came up on a moped, used an angle grinder, and took the bike. 

"She ended up having to beg and borrow just to get to work. I was just finishing my old start up and looking for something to do. It blew my mind that there wasn't anything to be done about bike theft," explained Dunn - who went on to create a solution. 

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