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How Does Bike Stealing Work in London? Help to Find More Thieves!

By Martin Mrazek

Stolen Ride London is an initiative that helps cyclists find their stolen bikes. Richard Cantle started the service after his own bike had been stolen and he had tried to locate it on Twitter. We recently featured an article about the good work the people behind @StolenRide do, and as it turns out, they are planning to do even more.

They organized a survey which is supposed to help analyse the data connected to bike theft. This should ultimately lead to recovering more bicycles and reducing the numbers of stolen bikes altogether.

“Cycle theft is a huge problem and barrier to cycling growth in London. LCC is committed to creating a happier city for everyone and with two-thirds of victims giving up cycling after having a bike stolen, helping to tackle cycle theft is crucial. The data will help us craft campaigns to address specific areas,” says Amy Summers, Campaigns Coordinator at London Cycling Campaign.

You can fill in the survey HERE.

“I urge all London cyclists to take and share this survey with others. Data is not only essential to fully understand trends and habits; it can be used to push and influence change. Stolen Ride is currently focused on its expansion into crime prevention and this data will be vital in our mission to create awareness and to help keep London cycling,” says Richard Cantle from Stolen Ride.