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1000th bike registered under free University scheme

23 May 2012

This week the 1000th bike was registered and delighted owner, Nicole Pacchianini, received a silver standard ‘D’ lock in recognition of the event.

Nicole Pacchianini with her bike lock

The extra serial number has a deterrent value and the details of the bike and owner are entered onto a database here at the University for our Security to use.

In addition, the bike is also registered on the National Property database Immobilise, against which the police check any recovered bikes.

The UOM marking has resulted in bikes being returned to owners and in thieves being caught.

And if you're still not convinced, by registering your bike you become eligible to buy a silver standard D lock (RRP £35/£40) for £15. This can be done easily through:

A D lock isn't a guarantee that your bike will not be stolen, but currently 99% of bikes stolen on campus were secured by poor quality cable locks.