Simple fact: if a thief wants it, they will get it, so all you can do is deter the ones who don’t want it that badly. The same goes for your house, car and phone. So is recommended that you get a cycle insurance to cover for the unlikely event that your bicycle get stolen.
As this short film proves (the Neistat Brothers – bike thief), most people don’t see, don’t hear, don’t speak, when they see something going on that is wrong.
The rule of thumb is to spend around 20% of the value of your bike on a lock and then learn some simple rules how to lock up your bicycle. Then cross your fingers that it will be there when you get back.
Bikeoff and Bold Creative have created this little video.
Bikeoff.org have done the work for me, thanks. They have written some very good articles about bike theft, who and why people steal bicycles and what we can do to prevent it. A little help from our councils, e.g putting up secure bicycle parking or stands that we can lock our bikes too safely. And also so from ourself
Here are some useful links:
Lock Strategy, sheldonbrown.com
Keep your bicycle safe, homeoffice.gov.uk
Cycle Security, cityoflondon.police.uk
Worlds largest FREE register of possession ownership, immobilise.com