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Here are some easy ways to protect and assist in recovery of your stolen bike. But please record your serial number today!

It is thought that thieves actively use ride recording Apps (such as Strava, Endomondo, “Map my ride”) to identify where high value bikes may be kept. This primarily occurs when individuals post their recorded rides to the public domain. It is believed they head over to the ride start/finish and possibly target likely garages/sheds/etc in the vicinity until they find what they want. The general advice is to start
recording a short way from home, and stop the recording a short way before you arrive at your door. However, with Strava privacy zones for home, work or wherever using a post code can be set up. To enable this, access "settings" on
the account and go to "privacy". This option causes Strava to blank out the first 1/2 mile or so of the ride