|Topic:||Re:Sons bike stolen from Brentford Leisure Centre|
|Posted by:||Elizabeth Jane Daley|
|This was taken from another thread on stolen bikes posted by Philippa Bond but originally posted by Michael Robinson. Seems like well thought out advice.|
This was posted by Michael Robinson on 15 May.
"Here is some general advice about what to do when a bike is stolen (taken from LFGSS forum)
1.) Please report the crime in as much detail to your local Police Station in person, telephoning 101 or using the online reporting https://online.met.police.uk/ including the frame number wherever possible and as much detail including modifications and scratches and keep a note of this description.
2.) Please visit the following two websites and register your bike and show it as stolen this will maximize the chances of the bike being return to you if recovered by the Police in the UK. Bike Register
www.bikeregister.com/shop/bikeregister/bike-registration and Immobilise www.immobilise.com. At the same time register any other bikes in the household and any new ones you purchase in the future.
3.) Send us the details as per point 1 of your bike and ideally a picture and we will circulate it to the team.
4.) Finally keep an eye on this website
www.bikeshd.co.uk collates all the adverts for bicycles for sale placed on websites like Gumtree. Craigslist, Loot and EBay in London. In our experience we normally find adverts are placed within 24hrs and if not keep looking. If you do see your bike let us know and we will see what we can do to return it to you. It might be also worth visiting and making entries on the following forums to maximize the power of 'social media'; Road cc www.stolen-bikes.co.uk is free and allows you to report your cycle as stolen nationwide, you can set up a tweet to your report including picture and summary and we advise your crime reference number. It also allows you to set up an alert on Findthatbike which like bikeshd collates all the adverts on Ebay, Gumtree and Preloved and will alert you when a cycle matching yours is advertised. We have recovered cycles stolen and sold far and wide via this site.
http://road.cc/forums/roadcc-bike , Bikeradar
http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/ , London Fixed Gear and Single Speed
http://www.lfgss.com/ and finally CycleChat
5.) If you see your bike please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see what we can do to help."
(If you put "bike stolen" or "bicycle stolen" etc into the Search box you will probably find more info.)
|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|Sons bike stolen from Brentford Leisure Centre||09/09/14 22:28:00||Emily Stillman|
|Re:Sons bike stolen from Brentford Leisure Centre||09/09/14 22:55:00||Elizabeth Jane Daley|
|Re:Re:Sons bike stolen from Brentford Leisure Centre||09/09/14 23:09:00||Russell Pearson|
|Re:Re:Re:Sons bike stolen from Brentford Leisure Centre||10/09/14 09:02:00||Andy Pease|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Sons bike stolen from Brentford Leisure Centre||10/09/14 21:52:00||Emily Stillman|