England is now subject to National lockdown: Stay at Home restrictions. You must stay at home.
Details of our quieter routes, cycling events, Bike Doctor clinics and more can be found on our Cycling around Portsmouth page.
Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire Constabulary have joined forces to offer residents and students free security marking for their bikes.
Each bike will be permanently marked with a unique code, and added to the national Bike Register database. Security marking is a useful tool that helps to reunite bikes, seized by police forces across the UK, with their owners. It can also act as a deterrent to would-be thieves as the bike is permanently inscribed, making it less easy to sell.
Security marking will be offered for free on a first come, first served basis. On the dates marked ‘Commercial Road’ we will be located by the fountain in Commercial Road – please note the time indicated below – just look out for the Bike Doctor marquee. On the dates marked ‘University’ a police community support officer will be located outside the University of Portsmouth Library on Cambridge Road from 1-3pm. See our upcoming dates below:
For more information visit the Bike Register website.
It’s always best to use two locks. Go for different types of lock, for example, a strong D-lock and a sturdy chain lock. This means that a thief will need different tools to break each lock, making theft less likely.
Buy a decent lock (or two). Before visiting a bike shop, check Sold secure to see which locks are most secure. Expect to pay £40 upwards for a secure locking system.
Check if your home insurance already covers your bicycle when it is away from your home. Also, check that the total value of your bike is covered. If you have an expensive bike it may be necessary to insure it separately.