What to do if your bike has been stolen in London
If your bike has been stolen in London, there are several steps you can take:
Report the theft to the police: You should report the theft to the police as soon as possible. You can do this online or by calling 101. Make sure you have your bike's serial number and a description of the bike to give to the police.
Check online marketplaces: Check online marketplaces such as eBay and Gumtree to see if your bike is being sold. Sometimes thieves will sell stolen bikes online, so it's important to check.
Check local bike shops: Check with local bike shops to see if anyone has tried to sell them your bike. Many bike shops keep records of serial numbers of bikes that they have purchased or repaired, so they may be able to help you.
Post on social media: Post on social media, such as Twitter or Facebook, to see if anyone has seen your bike or has any information about the theft.
Use a stolen bike recovery service: There are several stolen bike recovery services in London, such as BikeRegister and Immobilise, which allow you to register your bike and increase the chances of it being recovered if it is stolen.
Consider prevention measures: Finally, to prevent your bike from being stolen in the first place, it's important to use a good quality lock and secure your bike in a visible and secure location.
Remember, it's always a good idea to keep a record of your bike's serial number and to take photos of your bike to help identify it if it is stolen.
Fixlosophy in collaboration with Haringey council offer a free service on helping the local community to keep their bike safe.
We can help you out with the form and apply the bikeregister sticker to your bike