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Durham University

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Bike Safety Week 2019

Bike Safety Week took place during week commencing 21st October 2019. A range of events and promotions were held during the week (see table below) which included a 10% reduction on lights, locks and helmets, kindly be offered by the Recyke y'bike shop in Durham. Students received a free bike maintenance and safety check and a lunchtime bike ride led by Breeze was available for anyone to sign up to. A cycling information event also take place where members from Breeze, DBUG (Durham University Bicycle User Group) and the Sustainability Team where present and cycling information and freebies where also available.

Protecting Your Bike

Although Durham is a safe City, you should still take steps to protect your bike. If your bike is stolen, you should contact the police on 101 or on their loss reporting website. Follow these tips to reduce the risk of theft:

  • Always lock the frame to a solid object such as a bike stand Use different types of locks for maximum security (chain/cable lock, D-lock) which are harder to break
  • Lock both the wheels and the frame
  • Remove all your bike accessories every time you leave it unattended
  • Make a note of your serial number
  • Do not leave your bike unsecure/unattended at any time
  • Always leave your bike in a visible location