Help for victims of bike theft, and advice to avoid becoming one

Stolen-bikes.co.uk, the a series of websites dedicated to combating bike theft and reuniting stolen bikes with their owners, is offering the chance to win a security package for your pride and joy worth £210.

The pack includes a Kryptonite Dlock, Sold Secure Gold Standard, a Pinhead Security Set, to secure your accessories, a SpyBike2 GPS tracker and an alarmed Lock, to keep your bike safe at home.

For your chance to win, click here.

The approach of Stolen-bikes.co.uk is multipronged; first a rider can alert the cycling community to the theft by posting information and pictures to Stolen-bikes.co.uk.

Then, they and friends can scour FindThatBike.co.uk, which assimilates details of bikes being advertised on sites including Gumtree, eBay and PreLoved in a gallery format.

Owner John Moss has also recently launched RegisterThatBike.co.uk which helps cyclists find official police bike marking events in their area, and RecoveredThatBike.co.uk which collects information about bikes that have been recovered by the police but have yet to find their owners.

He said: ""I setup these websites after having my own bike stolen. After seeing the drastically low recovery rates I knew that there was something I could do about that as a web developer."


After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.