This page provides a register of bikes stolen in the Ipswich area.
We would like to poke bike thiefs in the eye. Police never publicise bike detailed theft statistics, but we can safely bet that Ipswich is no better than any other major town, with at least a few thefts each day.
You can protect your bike against theft by:
- Using more than one Gold rated lock
- Locking your bike to a secure object such as a bike rack
- Remove all removable accessories such as lights and computers
- Postcode or fit an RFID to your bike.
Keep a record, written and photographic, of your bike details, record things like all bits you have added, component make and model etc, anything which helps the police to return your bike if it should be stolen. Sometimes the bikes are broken down, so a parts list helps you to get all your bike back – not just the frame! If you need any help with this please post a request.
Part of the problem is that bicycle theft is not always seen as a serious loss for the cyclist concerned.
Make sure you have the best cycle insurance you can afford. One idea could be to put away £2-5 per week and forget about the insurance. Another could be to look at your household insurance and see if it covers cycles , but is it new for old (recommended) or does the insurance take depreciation into account. equally there has been a trend for insurance companies to supply you via a ‘recommended source’ – this limits your choice – go for the insurance which gives you the money direct, otherwise the insurance company is keeping the difference between what they pay for the bike and what its retail value is! The CTC (ctc.org.uk) have excellent cycle insurance, as well as third party insurance as part of your membership fee, plus legal assistance in the event of a crash.
STOLEN BIKE LIST:-
If you have any information about these bikes, please contact Suffolk Constabulary on 101.