Published on 01/02/2018
Over 100 people have had their bikes registered for free with a police-approved national database, thanks to North Somerset Council.
During January the council’s sustainable travel team, as part of Travelwest roadshows, helped host events at Nailsea, Worle and Weston train stations offering support to people who choose to travel by bike.
The team registered 134 bikes with the UK’s national BikeRegister database, a police-approved bicycle marking and registration scheme.
Cyclists brought their bikes along to the roadshows where the team applied permanent etches, deterrent stickers and recorded ownership details. In total the team helped to protect around £33,500 worth of bikes.
Working in partnership with Avon and Somerset Police and the British Transport Police, the team also provided advice to cyclists about how to securely lock their bikes and chatted to commuters about different cycle routes in the area.
The events were funded through the Department for Transport’s Access Fund for Sustainable Travel. The team are hoping to hold more roadshows in the summer – details will be posted at www.betterbybike.info/events.