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In Europe, bike thieves are a pain in the neck. So we took a bait bike along with the camera crew to Amsterdam, Rome and Prague to find out which city is the worst. And what happened after someone finally plucked up the courage to steal our bike? You better watch the whole video to see the show. They never saw it coming!

Although the numbers from various sources differ, some countries, like England, report that every minute one bike is stolen. That is just too much to let it be. So we decided to raise attention and arrange the first European Bike Stealing Championship.

Our bait bike was stolen in Amsterdam in 22 minutes, but there are more interesting data and curiosities about bike thefts in Europe. Let’s see our infographics.

Our ambition is not to stop the thefts, but there are lot of things you can do to make the thief’s life as hard as possible – buying a good lock, registering your bike, paying attention when buying from the second hand shops and much more. You’ll find a lot about this topic on We Love Cycling till the end of the month, so please read, share and have fun. Every little thing counts when fighting the evil.

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Our articles about bike stealing you shouldn’t miss:

From the last word in technology to the most primal and wild safeguards. Doesn’t matter what you choose. The important factor here is to find an effective protection (or creatures) that guarantees your bicycle won’t be stolen by anyone.

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10 Serious Tips How to Protect Your Bike from Thieves

5 Creative Ways to Protect Your Bike from Theft

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Guide to buying a second hand bike