Rise in bike thefts spark safety advice
THIEVES have stolen more than one bicycle a day from the city centre in September.
Police in Gloucester are reminding people to secure their bikes after 38 were taken in less than four weeks.
Gloucester MP Richard Graham is a keen cyclist and had his own bike stolen two years ago.
He has urged people to follow the police's advice and not be put off cycling around the city.
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"That does seem quite high but we want more people cycling, not less, so please make sure you secure your bike.
"Also, make sure it's registered and you have a photo and record of its make and colour in case it is taken," he said.
Inspector Nik Farmer said: "We want to direct people to our website and the security measures cyclists should be taking.
"All the advice you could need is there – it tells you how to lock your bike, where to park it and how to register your bike with a site like www.bikeregister.com.
"If you do that it means we have a far better chance of reuniting you with your bike and prosecuting those responsible."
To access the cycling security web pages, please visit www.gloucestershire.police.uk and select 'Advice on Crime Reduction'.