step up efforts to beat bike thieves during National Bike Week
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are marking National Bike Week
by stepping up their efforts to beat bike thieves.
Officers will be out and about at main cycle routes and schools
in the area.
will be speaking to cyclists about keeping their bikes secure,
riding safely and legally, as well as checking over any potentially
A police spokesman said: "Last year, more than 4,500 bikes
were reported stolen in Avon and Somerset."
done a lot of work over the past couple of years to educate both
cyclists about the need to invest in decent locks that reflect
the value of their bikes, and the public about the need to work
with us by reporting crimes."
Week, the UKs biggest mass participation cycling event,
takes place between 15th-23rd June 2013.