Not all bike locks are created equal, so just how much do you need to spend to protect your bike?

Commuting to work requires a bike lock to keep your steed safe, but what are the differences between 'cheap' and 'expensive' locks?

Image shows a man locking up his bike.
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Bicycles get stolen. With some regularity.

It’s one of the few downsides to commuting to work by bike. It also makes owning a lock one of the essentials of cycle commuting to work, even on a budget. Your place of work may have dedicated bike storage, but you’ll still want to secure your bike as best you can with the help of a lock. GPS bike trackers are worth considering too - these can be fitted to the bike giving a warning if it's moved and co-ordinates for the police.

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