6 September 2018

New video to help keep your bike safe

We've launched a new video to help cyclists keep their bike safe and secure.

The short film shows the best ways of securing a bike to a cycle stand and highlights some of the best locks and chains on the market.

It features Daniel Bianco, a transport planner at the city council and Lucy Dance from Sustrans, a national charity that works to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

With 200 bikes reported as stolen in the city between March and August this year, Daniel and Lucy show how to use a bike cable and D-lock to secure your bike.
 
Daniel said: “Cycling is becoming more and more popular, but some people aren’t always thinking about how to lock up their bikes properly. But if you follow how we show you to lock up your bike, there’s a good chance it will still be there when you return to it.”

The video comes as the annual Cycle September gets into gear. The month long event encourages everyone to get on their bikes and also sets up friendly competition between workplaces. 

It doesn't matter if people ride every day or haven't been on a bike in years, everyone can take part for fun or compete against others.