BikeRegister is the UK’s leading online bicycle database and crime prevention initiative achieving reductions in bike theft of up to 75%. BikeRegister is used by every UK Police Force, so in the event of a theft you are more likely to have your bike recovered.
Unfortunately, bike theft is a growing issue in the UK. Registering your bike and purchasing marking kits can go a long way to keeping your bike safe and secure, as well as aiding the Police if your bike is stolen.
Over 440,000 bikes are registered on BikeRegister, and since its launch hundreds of bikes have been reunited with their delighted owners.
The BikeRegister website is fully responsive, allowing customers to access their account, and Police to check stolen bikes, on smart phones and tablets whilst on the go. The site also enables members of the public to check 2nd hand bikes to assist them in trying to avoid purchasing stolen goods.
It is free to register your bike on BikeRegister, however by purchasing a permanent or covert bike marking kit you make you bike less attractive to thieves by marking your bike with your unique BikeRegister ID.
Members can save 15% on BikeRegister permanent and component marking kits.
Permanent Marking Kit (RRP £19.99)
The BikeRegister Visible Marking kit permanently marks the frame of your bike with your unique BikeRegister ID. This do-it-yourself kit chemically etches the coating of your bike frame with a visible and permanent blue mark, leaving a neat unique mark which does not affect the frame’s integrity. Included with the kit is a durable, tamper resistant warning label.
UV Covert Marking Kit (RRP £29.99)
The BikeRegister UV Covert kit allows you to mark your frame and bike components with hundreds of microscopic dots printed with your unique BikeRegister ID. The solution is quick and easy to apply, and once dry is virtually invisible. There is enough liquid for around 20 individual marks.
The solution contains a UV tracer, enabling the Police to easily locate the marks, and in turn read one of the microdots to determine the unique ID and ownership.
Included with the kit is a colourless UV marking kit which chemically etches the coating of your bike frame with your Unique BikeRegister ID, the marking is invisible unless seen under UV light. The kit also contains a durable, tamper resistant warning label and a Tesa label with your unique BikeRegister code.
Want to know more? Check out the FAQs on the BikeRegister website.
How to claim this benefit
To get this benefit, as well as all the other great benefits on offer, you can join British Cycling for less than £20 a year. If you’re already a member, click on ‘Claim Benefit’ below to find out the redemption process.