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Not sure this “protects your bike from theft” - might help you get what remains of it back though
Norseg1 h, 36 m ago

Deals like this take jobs away from hard working citizens like meHow am …Deals like this take jobs away from hard working citizens like meHow am supposed to feed my familyI work nights taking bikes of the streets and selling them on Craigslist, eBay and Gumtree


You should get on Shpock mate.
Deals like this take jobs away from hard working citizens like me

How am supposed to feed my family
I work nights taking bikes of the streets and selling them on Craigslist, eBay and Gumtree
Edited by: "Norseg" 16th May
More the Governments fault than the police. Too easy to blame the police. If we had 10 times the police they would be able to do more. If we had the prison systems to hold more we could imprison more. Unfortunately, due to government cut backs as a Country we have limited resources. I do not agree with the situation but this is the Country we live in now. My local force had it’s budget reduced by £44.6 million over the last three years and the prison is now shut because it was never invested in so failed health and safety. If we had no police and no prisons, no one would be arrested and no one would be in prison. If we have only 50% of the Police and prisons we need, only 50% would get arrested and only 50% placed in prison. I wonder how close we are too this figure?
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Not sure this “protects your bike from theft” - might help you get what remains of it back though
I had my last two bikes done and both were stolen with no sign or nothing back in a few years so don’t see the point of this anymore
Deals like this take jobs away from hard working citizens like me

How am supposed to feed my family
I work nights taking bikes of the streets and selling them on Craigslist, eBay and Gumtree
Edited by: "Norseg" 16th May
Norseg1 h, 36 m ago

Deals like this take jobs away from hard working citizens like meHow am …Deals like this take jobs away from hard working citizens like meHow am supposed to feed my familyI work nights taking bikes of the streets and selling them on Craigslist, eBay and Gumtree


You should get on Shpock mate.
Its a nice idea in theory but one that would rarely work I think.
Some pretty hefty charges for marking your bike. Presumably the 'free' bit is just to register on line?
Even if the police find your bike the alleged thief just has to say "purchased of someone in street mate" and they get a slap on worst that's it.

But of course this is wroth doing as better than nothing.
Edited by: "snappyfish" 16th May
Not exactly free is it - you have to purchase a kit for it to be of any (questionable) use...
Dave11 h, 42 m ago

Not sure this “protects your bike from theft” - might help you get what rem …Not sure this “protects your bike from theft” - might help you get what remains of it back though


I agree. It's a bit like saying as long as your car has it's number plates on, it's thief proof.
muttznutz18 m ago

Not exactly free is it - you have to purchase a kit for it to be of any …Not exactly free is it - you have to purchase a kit for it to be of any (questionable) use...


I know, how dare they not print and post stickers etc. for free!

I do agree that just the registration itself is of negligible use, but worth a go for free and may help with recovery (but I think that OP title is a bit misleading).
phone the police and tell them your bikes been stolen you be lucky to get them to turn up for a statement.
"Police approved" doesn't mean a lot.

From my experience my local constabulary only use Immobilise.com. So "BikeRegister is used by every UK Police Force" in their FAQs is incorrect.

Note that Immobilise can also be used to register phones, laptops etc.

Probably wouldn't harm to register your bike with both but anything else with a serial number can be registered with Immobilise.
Dave14 h, 7 m ago

Not sure this “protects your bike from theft” - might help you get what rem …Not sure this “protects your bike from theft” - might help you get what remains of it back though


*from the canal
Worthless task with this,had bikes stolen,Police not interested.
IIT0PDAWGII_2 h, 56 m ago

phone the police and tell them your bikes been stolen you be lucky to get …phone the police and tell them your bikes been stolen you be lucky to get them to turn up for a statement.


Quite right,I never ring the Police anymore,they show no interest whatsoever.
Gussy_Fink_Nottle2 h, 49 m ago

Worthless task with this,had bikes stolen,Police not interested.


my petrol trimmer got stolen from my shed and we had a very good idea who it was and they didn’t want to know...
It is free to register the individual frame number of your bike and add photos for proof of bike ownership. Great ideas my opinion they didn't have to and it's just another layer. Heat added. I've put all my bike on her a few years ago.
Is the police we have to sort out to actually help. We don't even have a police station near us anymore they all got closed down
'Whoops, looks like something went wrong.' is all I'm getting when completing the registration
Stolen bike plod not interested, run over by a car, still not interested..
However park near the airport ( not on a yellow line) and they give you dogs abuse!
mcrobbj19 h, 5 m ago

Stolen bike plod not interested, run over by a car, still not …Stolen bike plod not interested, run over by a car, still not interested..However park near the airport ( not on a yellow line) and they give you dogs abuse!


Or see the slimey bill with their speed guns catching motorists just over the 30mph speed limit (and spending all day there)

I'm sure they get a lot of job satisfaction catching the unsuspecting motorists.
I got my £750 carbon bike stolen from outside my home last week and the cops weren't interested other than doing their admin on it. No follow up, nothing.
Utterly pointless. Pikey steals £2000 bike, you buy it for £500. You then take it home and look it up and find out its stolen, so you hand bike back to rightful owner and be £500 out of pocket. Rinse and repeat. 'Cos thats gonna happen isn't it.

However if you do report crime and refer to them as a pikey, the police will turn up... to arrest you under hate speech laws. Funny old world.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 31st Jul
I got my bike back through this scheme! It was a Specialized Crosstrail with hydraulic brakes stolen from my flat in London.

Police found the bike in the scum's garden about 2 weeks later after catching him along with 20+ more bikes, most of which wouldn't have been returned because they weren't marked. It's free and worth doing, but I agree it doesn't deter anyone from stealing it.
jaydeeuk115 m ago

Utterly pointless. Pikey steals £2000 bike, you buy it for £500. You then t …Utterly pointless. Pikey steals £2000 bike, you buy it for £500. You then take it home and look it up and find out its stolen, so you hand bike back to rightful owner and be £500 out of pocket. Rinse and repeat. 'Cos thats gonna happen isn't it.However if you do report crime and refer to them as a pikey, the police will turn up... to arrest you under hate speech laws. Funny old world.


Probably one of the laziest fallacies I've ever seen on this website.
More the Governments fault than the police. Too easy to blame the police. If we had 10 times the police they would be able to do more. If we had the prison systems to hold more we could imprison more. Unfortunately, due to government cut backs as a Country we have limited resources. I do not agree with the situation but this is the Country we live in now. My local force had it’s budget reduced by £44.6 million over the last three years and the prison is now shut because it was never invested in so failed health and safety. If we had no police and no prisons, no one would be arrested and no one would be in prison. If we have only 50% of the Police and prisons we need, only 50% would get arrested and only 50% placed in prison. I wonder how close we are too this figure?
Biker2518th May

I got my £750 carbon bike stolen from outside my home last week and the …I got my £750 carbon bike stolen from outside my home last week and the cops weren't interested other than doing their admin on it. No follow up, nothing.


Did you have this service or not?
ScottyMelotty1 h, 16 m ago

More the Governments fault than the police. Too easy to blame the police. …More the Governments fault than the police. Too easy to blame the police. If we had 10 times the police they would be able to do more. If we had the prison systems to hold more we could imprison more. Unfortunately, due to government cut backs as a Country we have limited resources. I do not agree with the situation but this is the Country we live in now. My local force had it’s budget reduced by £44.6 million over the last three years and the prison is now shut because it was never invested in so failed health and safety. If we had no police and no prisons, no one would be arrested and no one would be in prison. If we have only 50% of the Police and prisons we need, only 50% would get arrested and only 50% placed in prison. I wonder how close we are too this figure?


Trouble is the majority don't want to have to pay more in taxes. I'd happily pay another £300 a month in tax for police, NHS , teachers if everyone else paid their share too, but people want other people to pay for it, hence socialism gaining in popularity with the young.
One day too late. Mine got stollen last night!
Road bike stolen so got an electric unicycle. Can’t be robbed because you can’t just get on it and ride it. Down here decent bicycles are for fitness only, zero utility because once a thief clocks it they’re gone. And I don’t get this cuts nonsense, imobike theft has always been ignored.
Edited by: "furbix" 31st Jul
Gussy_Fink_Nottle16th May

Quite right,I never ring the Police anymore,they show no interest …Quite right,I never ring the Police anymore,they show no interest whatsoever.


Ask to speak to sergeant that's what i do it gets more results
Norseg16th May

Deals like this take jobs away from hard working citizens like meHow am …Deals like this take jobs away from hard working citizens like meHow am supposed to feed my familyI work nights taking bikes of the streets and selling them on Craigslist, eBay and Gumtree


I was wondering what name Gove used on here.

The idea that this is taking jobs away or that theft is "hard working" rings alarm bells.
Once more stolen bikes are identified, thieves are caught by police, put through the court system and locked up behind bars (Wetherspoons?) there must be lots more jobs created.

This is the model for the way forward. Think Escape from New York with more Union Flags and large teams of European labour building extra prisons to house "Hard(ly) working citizens"

Just a thought...

Still, voting cold. Will cost money, won't achieve anything. YMMV
greelyi3 m ago

I was wondering what name Gove used on here.The idea that this is taking …I was wondering what name Gove used on here.The idea that this is taking jobs away or that theft is "hard working" rings alarm bells.Once more stolen bikes are identified, thieves are caught by police, put through the court system and locked up behind bars (Wetherspoons?) there must be lots more jobs created.This is the model for the way forward. Think Escape from New York with more Union Flags and large teams of European labour building extra prisons to house "Hard(ly) working citizens"Just a thought...Still, voting cold. Will cost money, won't achieve anything. YMMV

Most thief's ain't court, remove any barcodes or stickers, stick if any Schpock, eBay or Gumtree to make a nice amount of money

I am doing a good thing, if it's me it's someone else, cleaning the streets of possibly abandoned bikes and it teaches people a lesson
Good...worth doing!
Dave16th May

Not sure this “protects your bike from theft” - might help you get what rem …Not sure this “protects your bike from theft” - might help you get what remains of it back though


No help at all when mine was nicked from outside my local railway station, get a D lock.
gimmeadealplease17 h, 22 m ago

One day too late. Mine got stollen last night!


Stollen? I prefer those little cinnamon biscuits, myself. Lebkuchen, I think. But only at Christmas, never this time of year.
Get a good D-Lock and lock your bike in a way D-Lock have to be cut if anyone wants to steal your bike. They cut extension cables without hassle. Bicycle theft will always be bottom of the priority list for the police so registering will not do anything. Also when you are buying second hand bike, always demand to see the puppies with their mum (sorry this was for pets!). When you are buying secondhand bike, use trustworthy and traceable sellers. Also avoid putting on lycra, do not jump red lights and look right at the rounabouts
Edited by: "pistachio" 1st Aug
gimmeadealplease20 h, 33 m ago

One day too late. Mine got stollen last night!



Mine prefers gingerbread...………...
PureMAD417th May

Is the police we have to sort out to actually help. We don't even have a …Is the police we have to sort out to actually help. We don't even have a police station near us anymore they all got closed down


Don't vote Tory
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