Cycle theft is as old as cycling itself, and for the most part, the focus has been on ensuring cyclists themselves don't fall victim to cycle crime.
But, as the value of bikes has gone up, thieves are no longer prepared to wait for bikes to hit the streets and are targeting retailers in increasingly audacious and sophisticated attacks.
We join Stephen Holt and David Middlemiss of the Bicycle Association, Mark James of J E James Cycles, and Superintendent Mark Cleland from British Transport Police as they discuss how retailers are being affected, how the police have changed their approach to cycle crime and how an industry-wide approach might be (at least part of) the answer.
BA Guide to Cycle Security (coming soon) - https://www.bicycleassociation.org.uk/technical/?jump=guides
The BA’s UK Cycle Industry Census 2021 –
OPAL - National Intelligence Unit for Serious Organised Acquisitive Crime - https://www.npcc.police.uk/NationalPolicing/OPALNationalIntelligenceUnitforSeriousOrganisedAcq.aspx