Bicycle security

Many of our stations have designated areas where you can park your bicycle. Bikes are a popular target for thieves. Follow our simple tips to keep your bicycle safe and secure.

Before you ride

  • Register your bicycle at www.bikeregister.com.
  • Mark your frame with your postcode in two separate locations, one of which should be hidden. Attach a ‘Coded Cycle’ label to reduce the risk of making your bike a target for theft.
  • Take a photograph of your bike and record your frame number and key details. This will help us to recover your bike if it is stolen.

At the station

  • Whenever you need to leave you bike, make sure you lock it. Lock the frame and both wheels to a cycle stand or a strong immovable object.
  • Whenever possible, lock your bike in a busy, well-lit and CCTV covered area.
  • Consider using more than one lock to secure your bike and ensure that you use a recognised security standard lock. D-locks, extension cable or heavy chain locks are certified locking mechanisms. It is important to ensure that yours are up to date.
  • Make the lock(s) and bike hard to manoeuvre when parked by ensuring little room between the stand and the bike.
  • Locks are considered more vulnerable when they come in to contact with the ground, so keep them off the floor.
  • Keep valuables secure. Don't put them in open baskets or panniers.

Free security marking and advice

Our crime reduction officers are embarking on a series of educational cycle surgeries to encourage owners of pedal cycles to ensure their property is more secure.

Our officers will be equipped with BikeRegister tags to mark your bike with a unique ID number to make it easier to recover your bike if it is stolen. They will also offer advice on how to register with the BikeReigster site. They will also be checking bike racks and leaving crime prevention advice.

Cycle surgeries

London Bridge station 5pm - We will be offering free bike marking and bike locks for season ticket holders

Wednesday 14th September - Watford 4pm - 7pm

Thursday 15th September - Amersham 4pm - 7pm

Friday 16th September - Watford 4pm - 7pm

Monday  19th September  - Woking 5pm - offering free bike marking and bike locks for season ticket holders

Tuesday 20th September - Haslemere 5pm - offering free bike marking and bike locks for season ticket holders

Wed 21st September -  Farnborough from 5pm offering free bike marking and bike locks for season ticket holders

Thur 22rd September - Walton On Thames 5pm - free bike marking and bike locks for season ticket holders

Fri 23rd Setember -  Surbiton - 5pm - offering free bike marking and bike locks for season ticket holders

Thursday 29th September - Northfields 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Visit our social media page which will list our local Twitter accounts. Your local policing team will inform you of the next cycle surgery in your area.

For more information and dates, follow us on Twitter
 @BTP.

*On rare occasions, some surgeries may be subject to late notice alterations. When this does occur, we will inform passengers at the earliest opportunity*