Bike theft – update from our September meeting

At our monthly meeting on 9 September, we invited an LCC speaker, Tom Bogdanowicz, to talk to us about the surge in bike thefts and the issue of bike parking provision right across London.  Tom gave a wide-ranging presentation and has asked if we can share these links with you all:

TfL cycle parking report http://content.tfl.gov.uk/cycle-parking-implementation-plan.pdf

TfL crime data dashboard https://www.met.police.uk/sd/stats-and-data/met/crime-data-dashboard/

LCC locking guides:

Post Covid

https://www.lcc.org.uk/articles/bike-thefts-during-lockdown-help-out-key-workers

https://www.lcc.org.uk/pages/cycling-advice-2020

Pre Covid

https://www.lcc.org.uk/pages/bike-theft-and-parking

Remember to insure your bikes, get two decent sturdy D-locks as a minimum, get the details onto a database such as www.bikeregister.com.  and if the worst happens, tell the whole cycling community via @StolenRide and your local group.  Sometimes it’s possible to get your bike back – just ask our Simon !