BikeRegister is the UK’s National Cycle Database with nearly a million bikes registered, either through a free registration service or using one of their security marking kits. Its aim is to reduce cycle theft across the country and enable owners to be reunited with their bikes if they are stolen and recovered.
Registering your bike is only half the solution. Whilst your personal, and bike, details will be stored on the only Police-approved cycle database, this might not be everything you need when it comes to finding your bike if it is stolen. Many people don’t realise that not all bike frame numbers are unique. So, trying to identify it without any unique markings might be near impossible; this is where their security marking kits come in.
BikeRegister offers three security marking kits: Membership Plus, Permanent Marking and UV Covert kits. The Membership Plus kit is tamper resistant QR code stickers. Permanent Marking protects your bike with a visible stencil etch and the UV Covert kit is our invisible marking solution for frames and valuable components. You can find more details of these kits over at BikeRegister.
As a Bikmo customer, you get an additional 15% discount off our marking kits. Follow the link in your Bikmo dashboard to redeem your Marking kit discount.
Every Police force in the UK use BikeRegister to search for bikes they recover or stop on the streets, to see if they are reported stolen. This information is available to them 24/7. Forces also regularly set up engagement events across the country, offering free BikeRegister bike marking and registration. They will often post about these events on their social media accounts, so make sure you follow your local Police force to stay up to date.
BikeRegister is also endorsed by many organisations including the Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police, solidifying its effectiveness as a cycle theft deterrent.
Their New Android App
The BikeRegister mobile app is available for members of the public, Police, and retailers to download on android devices through the Google Play Store.
It is effectively used by the Police as it gives officers easy access to all vital information in real-time. It also allows them to register new members and check the status of any bikes more quickly and efficiently whilst out on the street. BikeRegister have also recently released a new portal specifically for retailers that enables them to register bikes at the point-of-sale.
By downloading the app, all users can access their accounts, complete searches on the BikeChecker facility and watch “How-To” videos related to marking bikes and using the website.
Registering is not the only thing you can do on BikeRegister. If you are looking to buy a second-hand bike, then make sure to use the BikeChecker feature. This allows you to search the bikes frame number or BikeRegister ID to find out its current status, if it’s in possession of the real owner or is in fact stolen.
Do you live in a theft hotspot?
Check out BikeRegister’s heat map to see whether you should be taking extra precautions when using and storing your bike. Either enter your postcode or town to see the bikes reported as stolen in your area.