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How to lock up your bike securely
No matter how basic or flash your bike is, there is nothing worse than finding it’s been taken from where you parked it. Here’s how to safely lock up your bike to a freestanding hoop in a public place.
The best way to protect your bike from being stolen is to use high quality locks. Bicycle Network recommends this whether your bike is left in a public place, or even on your porch at home. We know it’s not always convenient to carry two locks, but if you are able to we do it recommend it, so have included instructions on how to use two locks.
This instructional video shows you how to safely lock up your bike to a freestanding hoop in a public place. It has been filmed at a railway station because they are one of the most common places for bike theft.
For the most secure option at railway stations, we recommend using a Parkiteer cage if there is one available.
Managing the risk of bike theft has three aspects: avoidance, protection and recovery.