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Free bike security marking session on campus

Staff and students who cycle to campus can get their bikes securely marked and registered for free at a security event on campus. 

British Transport Police will host the session on Friday 15 March from 10.30am to 6pm, on the tarmac at the bottom of the steps to the Chichester Lecture Theatre (near Pevensey 1 and the Meeting House).

Security marking and registering a bike is a way to permanently mark a bike’s property and ensure it is returned to the rightful owner if it is stolen.

Using a special paint, officers will mark bikes with a reference number that can’t be removed.

PC Billy Burstow says: “We would like to mark as many bikes as we can for security purposes.

“This is of course free of charge and takes only about two minutes per bike.

“The numbers are registered on a national database. If any bike is then stolen and we recover it, we’ll be able to get the bicycle back to the registered owner.”

The session will also advise bike users on how to further protect their cycles from thieves with the use of strong locks and how bikes should always be locked up in a public and well-lit area.

See also our online information about cycling to campus.

Posted on behalf of: Transport
Last updated: Monday, 4 March 2019


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