To further minimise the risk of losing your bicycle, there are a few simple steps you can take:
Note your bicycle’s make, model and serial number, which is usually located underneath the bottom bracket. This information can help recover it, should it get stolen.
You can log your bicycle for free on the Bike Register. This scheme uses a Police-approved, bicycle marking and registration to trace stolen bikes. The Bike Register site also offers a free Bike Checker where you check second hand bicycles to ensure you don’t purchase stolen goods.
If you currently own a bike, or are looking to buy one in the near future, find out more about how Nationwide’s home insurance could help you to protect it.