Brent cyclist urged to follow ‘the three Rs’ to keep their bikes safe over Christmas

Residents advised to ensure cycles are locked securely over the festive season

Brent residents are being urged to keep their bikes safe over the festive season by following ‘the three Rs’.

Police are urging cyclists to record, register and report their bikes and ensure they are always locked securely when not in use.

In the last week more than 18 people were arrested in London, including one in Brent, in a crackdown on bike thefts throughout the city.

The arrests are part of Project Cycle Ops, a joint initiative between the Met, Transport for London and cycling groups tackling thefts through a range of tactics.

Superintendent Stuart Trayler, from the Met’s Safer Transport Command (TCM), said: “We urge cyclists in London to help protect their bikes by parking at a designated location, securely locking them and ensuring that they are cycle security marked.”

TCM are offer free marking and registration events across London for more information visit http://content.met.police.uk/Article/Cycle-marking-events/1400005859885/1400005859885.