PSNI Hosting Bike Registration Event in Belfast
PSNI Belfast are inviting bicycle owners of all ages to attend a ‘Bike and Cyclist Wellbeing Workshop’ at Musgrave Street Police Station on Friday, 13 January, to help them understand more about keeping themselves – and their bicycles - safe and well on the roads.
The event will take place at the pedestrian entrance via Victoria Street and will run from 12pm to 2pm.
As part of the initiative, bicycle owners are being offered the opportunity to have their bike registered for free by the PSNI. Bike registering involves an individual code and sticker being applied to each bike and the details added to a database. Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) are supporting the initiative and meeting the costs of the safety sticke rat the event.
Constable Owen Kelly of Central Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We have been encouraging local bicycle owners to take part in our Bike Register scheme in a bid to discourage would-be thieves.
“Under the scheme, each bike is marked with its own unique reference number which we enter on the Bike Register website. A tamper resistant QR code label is applied to each bicycle which will give the cyclist a Bike Register ID which then gives the option to upload a picture and description of the bike.
“The security marking and registration are good, visible deterrents to bike thieves. Thieves know if they are caught inpossession of a registered bike, the rightful owner can be traced and they mayface prosecution.
“Local bike shop McConvey Cycles, the charity Sustrans and the Department for Infrastructure are supporting Friday’s event along with us. Cyclists will be able to chat with them about the best types of locks to use, get safety tips and free giveaways such as bike lights and hi-viz accessories."