Free ‘Bike Registering’ event to get your bike security marked and added to the national cycle database in case of theft.
Milton Keynes Council’s Cycling Team and Thames Valley Police will be providing free bike register security marking at events across Milton Keynes throughout the year.
We use ‘BikeRegister’ Visible Marking to permanently mark the frame of your bike with a unique BikeRegister ID and add it to the national cycle database. The database is used by every police force in the UK to search for stolen and recovered bikes.
You can find all Bike Register events and venues using the site search function for ‘bike register’.
- Thursday 28 March 2019, 12 – 2 pm – Evans Cycles, Xscape, MK9 3XS
- Thursday 25 April 2019, 12 – 2 pm – Cycle Saviours, Stacey Bushes, MK12 6HT
- Thursday 30 May 2019, 12 – 2 pm – Go Outdoors, Rooksley, MK13 8PU
- Thursday 6 June 2019, 12 – 2 pm – Trek Bicycle, CMK, MK9 1EN
- Thursday 13 June 2019, 12 – 2 pm – Giant, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8HE
- Thursday 20 June 2019, 12 – 2 pm – Stripes Bikes and Bakes, Woburn Sands, MK17 8RZ
- Thursday 27 June 2019, 12 – 2 pm – 2Pedalz, Olney, MK46 4BY
- Thursday 25 July 2019, 12 – 2 pm – Corley Cycles, Stacey Bushes, MK12 6HS
- Thursday 15 August 2019, 12 – 2 pm – Twenty3c Ltd, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AQ
- Thursday 29 August 2019, 12 – 2 pm – Chaineys, Shenley Church End, MK5 6JG
- Thursday 5 September 2019, 5 – 7 pm – CMK Railway Station, MK9 1AZ
- Thursday 12 September 2019, 5 – 7 pm – Wolverton Railway Station, MK12 5FR
- Thursday 19 September 2019, 5 – 7 pm – Bletchley Railway Station, MK3 6DR
- Thursday 26 September 2019, 12 – 2 pm – Cycle King, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AA
How Bike Register Works
The chemical used etches the coating of your bike frame with a visible permanent blue mark, leaving a neat unique mark which does not affect the frame’s integrity*. A tamper resistant warning label is also added to your frame to warn potential thieves that the bike is marked.
You’ll need to fill in a form with some basic details about your bike and some personal details. MKC send this information to BikeRegister who will add it to their national database. If your bike is stolen and then recovered by the police, they will check the bike for security marks and then check the national database – reuniting you with your trusty steed.
More information about Bike Register can be found on their website www.bikeregister.com
*N.B. Any bike with a painted or lacquered finish can be marked with the standard plastic marking compound. However, if your bike frame is uncoated carbon fibre, uncoated aluminium or uncoated titanium, then this product will not be suitable. These frames can be identified with a laminated, tamper resistant warning label with unique QR code that can be scanned instantly with a smart phone. Deters would-be thieves.