CYCLISTS in Malvern district can ensure they stay in the saddle by safeguarding their bikes against theft.
A series of free bike-marking events – organised by Malvern Hills District Council – will be taking place in the next fortnight.
The method sees a unique identifiable number applied to the frame of the bike, which is then registered with the National Bike Register Database.
This reduces the risk of theft and, if a bike is taken and then recovered, it is easier to reunite the rider with it.
The first session takes place between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday, October 26, at Upton-upon-Severn Library.
Next up is Hallow Village Hall from 10am to 12pm on Wednesday, October 27, and at Tenbury Wells Leisure Centre later that day – from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Then next Friday, October 29, there will be bike-marking sessions from 7am to 9am at Malvern Link Railway Station and between 9.30am and 11.30am in Great Malvern, outside Malvern Splash.
Coun Tom Wells, Malvern Hills District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “These free bike marking events will give residents peace of mind if their property is ever stolen or lost.
“Property marking is like giving your belongings a unique fingerprint which will help identify them, it is a great way of helping to keep them safe.”
Call Elliott Nixon on 07970 705924 or email Elliott.Nixon@malvernhills.gov.uk for more information.