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PCSO's from Widnes Local Policing Unit make every effort possible to organise bike marking events and you will hear about these through CheshireAlert and Social Media.  However, when we are unable to organise these events, you can help yourself with regards to cycle security.


Most cycles have a frame number stamped on the frame, which can be registered as an identifiable mark on FREE.

A photo of your cycle including the frame number is a great idea and will greatly increase the chances of a cycle being recovered and can be added to the property register.


Use rated, quality locks, for peace of mind.  Consider using two different types as thieves rarely carry the tools to break two different lock types.

D Locks are harder to cut, but only if the metal is hardened steel.  Chains need to be substantial, thick and made from hardened steel to provide reasonable protection.  You should look for locks which have been tested against attack.  Check out for certified locks.


Keep your bike out of sight and in a secure building.  If using a shed check its security.  Windows? can they be boarded over or have bars fitted?  Its better if a burglar can't view inside, so cover the glass.

  • Lock your bike every time you leave it
  • Lock it to something solid
  • Lock it somewhere visible and busy
  • Take extra care in Urban areas
  • Ask your cycle dealer for more advice or speak to one of your local PCSO's

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Caroline Griffiths (Police, PCSO, Widnes LPU Outer PCSO)

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