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Blog post: Cycle parking design

The following is a rough guide to some of the types of cycle parking currently available. For all these varieties aesthetics are important - the design of the equipment should fit in with the surroundings. Bright colours are good for visibility, ...

Blog post: Where to locate cycle parking, and how much to install

Location is critical to the success of cycle parking: if it is located too far away from the entrance of the destination, it will not be used. The parking must be easily visible to cyclists or at least well-advertised; a highly visible location...

Blog post: Asking for more cycle parking

At work Look at our section on cycling and the workplace to see how you can encourage your employer. On street Visit www.cycleparking4london.org.uk, and say where you want more cycle parking. We'll pass on your requests to Transport for Lond...

Blog post: Cycle parking and storage

We're actively lobbying to encourage local authorities and employers to provide more secure cycle parking in convenient and prominent locations. Visit www.cycleparking4london.org.uk to say where you want more and better cycle parking. Good cycle...

Blog post: What to do if your bicycle is stolen

Always report bike theft to the police Even if you don't think you're likely to get your bicycle back, it's worth reporting the theft so decision-makers know the extent of the problem, and we can push for a greater police response. Provide as mu...

Blog post: Security marking and police tagging for bikes

  Many insurance companies will ask you to security mark your cycle. Even if you don’t insure your cycle this is a good idea, as it means you have full record of your cycle on file somewhere, which could help you to prove it is...

Blog post: Cycle theft insurance

Your bicycle may already be covered on your household insurance, but if this is the case it’s important to check the fine print – many people choose to purchase separate cycle theft insurance to avoid the large excess and strict requ...

Blog post: Types of bike lock and other locking mechanisms

How much to spend It’s generally advised to spend at least 10% of the value of your bike on a lock, and, if you can, to use two different types of lock to deter thieves. Locks are generally sold with two keys; always keep your spare key ...

Blog post: Cycle security: lock it or lose it

Locking your bike properly is essential. For more useful information on cycling in London sign up to recieve our newsletter How to lock your bike.... GOOD1. Ideally, use TWO secure-rated locks for maximum security2. Lock both wheels and the fr...