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Free events to help Basingstoke bike owners improve the safety of their bikes

Hampshire Constabulary, the Police and Crime Commissioner and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council are holding a free event for bike owners in Festival Place in February and March, to improve bike security and reduce theft in the district.

Lock exchange your old poor quality one for a better one.

PCSOs will be fitting marking kits to bikes, and staff from the PCC’s office will help to get people signed up to BikeRegister. Permanently marking your bike and registering helps to identify and recover bikes if they are stolen.

Gold Standard locks approved by Secured by Design will help to deter and prevent bike theft from happening in the first place.

Friday 4 February 12:30 – 15:30

Monday 21 February 10:00 – 14:00

Friday 4 March 12:30 – 15:30

Monday 21 March 10:00 – 14:00

The team will be based on the Lower Level of Festival Place, outside of Santander Bank. Anyone can turn up with a bike to get it marked and registered, and also bring your old bike lock to participate in the exchange for a Gold Standard lock.

For more information visit: https://www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/improve-your-bike-security-with-police-pcc-and-council-and-reduce-theft