Safer & stronger communities and ENGIE in partnership with Humberside Police are launching the responsible cycle retailer scheme. The scheme aims to promote cycle security both to retailers and cyclists alike.
Every month cycles, mobile phones, laptops and other identifiable property are stolen or lost in Humberside. A large proportion of this property is either sold by handlers or used by thieves.
The scheme promotes an online property recording system to reunite found property with its rightful owner. The information stored on this secure site remains private to the individual, but can be accessed by all UK Police, insurance companies and mobile service providers for the purposes of reuniting registered found property and establishing ownership.
Cycles on sale or in for service or repair within selected stores and the Grimsby Cycle Hub will display a hanger on the handlebars promoting security and www.immobilise.com. The retailer will also have a stock of cycle security leaflets to distribute to customers and assist with registering customers bikes onto the www.immobilise.com website.
If you work in a local cycle shop that isn’t already part of the scheme and want to be involved then please email Victoria Henley at safer & stronger communities at Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org
Retailers participating in the scheme:
• Woods – St Peters Avenue, Cleethorpes
• Velo sport - High Street, Cleethorpes
• Cycle Mode – Bethlehem Street, Grimsby
• Pica rock - Tetney Road Service Station, Humberston