Free ‘Bike Registering’ event to get your bike security marked and added to the national cycle database in case of theft.
Milton Keynes Council’s Cycling Team will be providing free bike register security marking at events across Milton Keynes throughout the summer. We use ‘BikeRegister’ Visible Marking to permanently mark the frame of your bike with a unique BikeRegister ID and add it to the national cycle database. The database is used by every police force in the UK to search for stolen and recovered bikes.
You can find all Bike Register events and venues using the site search function for ‘bike register’.
- Wednesday 30 May 2018 – GoOutdoors, Rooksley
- Wednesday 13 June 2018 – Giant Store, Newport Pagnell
- Thursday 14 June 2018 – Stripes Bikes, Woburn Sands
- Wednesday 27 June 2018 – 2Pedalz, Olney
- Wednesday 29 August 2018 – Chaineys Cycles, Shenley Church End
- Wednesday 26 September 2018 – Cycle King, Stony Stratford
How Bike Register Works
The chemical used etches the coating of your bike frame with a visible permanent blue mark, leaving a neat unique mark which does not affect the frame’s integrity*. A tamper resistant warning label is also added to your frame to warn potential thieves that the bike is marked.
You’ll need to fill in a form with some basic details about your bike and some personal details. MKC send this information to BikeRegister who will add it to their national database. If your bike is stolen and then recovered by the police, they will check the bike for security marks and then check the national database – reuniting you with your trusty steed.
More information about Bike Register can be found on their website www.bikeregister.com
*N.B. Any bike with a painted or lacquered finish can be marked with the standard plastic marking compound. However, if your bike frame is uncoated carbon fibre, uncoated aluminium or uncoated titanium, then this product will not be suitable. These frames can be identified with a laminated, tamper resistant warning label with unique QR code that can be scanned instantly with a smart phone. Deters would-be thieves.