Cyclists in Poole can have bikes marked free of charge by police

Bournemouth Echo: - -

CYCLISTS in Poole can have their bicycles marked free of charge by police on Saturday.

Poole Town and Oakdale Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) will be marking bikes at the Joint Emergency Services Building in Wimborne Road between 12noon and 3pm.

And officers from the Rossmore and Alderney SNT will be at the student entrance to St Aldhelm’s Academy in Herbert Avenue between 2pm and 4pm.

Officers will be using BikeRegister marking kits and these will be available on a first come first served basis. Police recover large numbers of bikes in the town every year but only a fraction can be traced back to their owners.

Acting Sergeant Adam Gill, of the Rossmore and Alderney SNT, said: “If you can’t make it today, the best way to ensure that your bike will be returned to you if it is recovered by police is to take down the serial number (engraved into the frame and normally found under the bottom bracket) and register it on a secure online database such as bikeregister.com

“Police have access to the database and can easily trace the bike back to you.”

However he said this was not a substitute for a good quality D-lock.

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9:37am Sat 18 Jan 14

skydriver says...

It's a pity police don't use their time more productively, we car drivers have to , so should cyclists make your own security and pay for it .last time it was free lights what will it be next.?
I don't acre if the thumb signs are a down on this , it's my view and I will stick to it.
It's a pity police don't use their time more productively, we car drivers have to , so should cyclists make your own security and pay for it .last time it was free lights what will it be next.? I don't acre if the thumb signs are a down on this , it's my view and I will stick to it. skydriver
  • Score: -14

10:38am Sat 18 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

skydriver wrote:
It's a pity police don't use their time more productively, we car drivers have to , so should cyclists make your own security and pay for it .last time it was free lights what will it be next.?
I don't acre if the thumb signs are a down on this , it's my view and I will stick to it.
Perhaps the police would also like to give cyclists a copy of the highway code relating to regulations concerning traffic lights.
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: It's a pity police don't use their time more productively, we car drivers have to , so should cyclists make your own security and pay for it .last time it was free lights what will it be next.? I don't acre if the thumb signs are a down on this , it's my view and I will stick to it.[/p][/quote]Perhaps the police would also like to give cyclists a copy of the highway code relating to regulations concerning traffic lights. Hessenford
  • Score: -2

4:57pm Sat 18 Jan 14

scrumpyjack says...

skydriver wrote:
It's a pity police don't use their time more productively, we car drivers have to , so should cyclists make your own security and pay for it .last time it was free lights what will it be next.?
I don't acre if the thumb signs are a down on this , it's my view and I will stick to it.
Moan, moan, moan. Can't smile wide enough can you?

Do you not think that in the end the scheme might actually save money in the long run based on the high number of thefts in the area? It makes the Police's job a lot easier (and therefore quicker) if they can simply check a suspected stolen bike and identify it in minutes?

Still, anything to keep up this totally pathetic hatred of "cyclists"; who, I would guess, in the vast, vast majority of whom are also car owners.

And no I am not a 'cyclist' using my bike no more than a couple of times a year. But we do have 2 cars which we use every day.
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: It's a pity police don't use their time more productively, we car drivers have to , so should cyclists make your own security and pay for it .last time it was free lights what will it be next.? I don't acre if the thumb signs are a down on this , it's my view and I will stick to it.[/p][/quote]Moan, moan, moan. Can't smile wide enough can you? Do you not think that in the end the scheme might actually save money in the long run based on the high number of thefts in the area? It makes the Police's job a lot easier (and therefore quicker) if they can simply check a suspected stolen bike and identify it in minutes? Still, anything to keep up this totally pathetic hatred of "cyclists"; who, I would guess, in the vast, vast majority of whom are also car owners. And no I am not a 'cyclist' using my bike no more than a couple of times a year. But we do have 2 cars which we use every day. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 5

5:03pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Robin Knight says...

Surprised that this story wasn't published earlier.
A 9AM article for a 12PM service the same day!

Wish the hate war between motorists and cyclists would end. All motorists and ALL cyclists are not the same. Some are good road users and others are not.
Surprised that this story wasn't published earlier. A 9AM article for a 12PM service the same day! Wish the hate war between motorists and cyclists would end. All motorists and ALL cyclists are not the same. Some are good road users and others are not. Robin Knight
  • Score: 5

1:50pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Poole Pirate says...

Hessenford wrote:
skydriver wrote: It's a pity police don't use their time more productively, we car drivers have to , so should cyclists make your own security and pay for it .last time it was free lights what will it be next.? I don't acre if the thumb signs are a down on this , it's my view and I will stick to it.
Perhaps the police would also like to give cyclists a copy of the highway code relating to regulations concerning traffic lights.
Yawn yawn, boring, boring - grow up, get a life, and change the record for heaven's sake!. Suprised neither of you managed to get the word 'lycralout' into your pathetic posts. No matter what you two think of cycling or cyclists we're here to stay, saving money, keeping fit, doing our bit to reduce our burden on the NHS and the environment - what are you doing (apart from getting unduly irritated by a minority of cyclists who may jump red lights) ?. Why not turn your attention to pedestrians who cross the road before the green man is illuminated - then you can have a moan about an even larger sector of society !.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: It's a pity police don't use their time more productively, we car drivers have to , so should cyclists make your own security and pay for it .last time it was free lights what will it be next.? I don't acre if the thumb signs are a down on this , it's my view and I will stick to it.[/p][/quote]Perhaps the police would also like to give cyclists a copy of the highway code relating to regulations concerning traffic lights.[/p][/quote]Yawn yawn, boring, boring - grow up, get a life, and change the record for heaven's sake!. Suprised neither of you managed to get the word 'lycralout' into your pathetic posts. No matter what you two think of cycling or cyclists we're here to stay, saving money, keeping fit, doing our bit to reduce our burden on the NHS and the environment - what are you doing (apart from getting unduly irritated by a minority of cyclists who may jump red lights) ?. Why not turn your attention to pedestrians who cross the road before the green man is illuminated - then you can have a moan about an even larger sector of society !. Poole Pirate
  • Score: 2

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