The Safer Colchester Partnership has re-launched its Bike Wise campaign, encouraging people to keep their bikes secure and providing guidance on effective security methods.
The campaign, which first launched in 2014, will see police officers carry out audits of bikes parked in the town centre, at Leisure World, the University and other areas. Cyclists will be confidentially informed on how well they have parked their bike, via a tag which will be placed on their bike. The tag will also include suggestions on how they can improve security.
Stickers will also be placed on cycle racks to remind users to lock their bike, and police will carry out extra patrols to deter thieves. Local cycle shops will also be involved and will be happy to offer advice on bike security.
There will also be a competition held on the Enjoy Colchester Facebook page in which participants can win one of ten high-quality bike locks.
The re-launch of this project is being partly funded through Colchester Borough Council’s Better Colchester campaign, underpinning work to make the borough an even more attractive place to live, work and visit.