View Full Version : Help prevent bike theft

5th March 2014, 09:21 PM
I got sent this link today at work. It is being pushed In the ACT as part of the lock it or lose anti bike theft campaign. First time I have heard of it as I think it is fairly new. Great initiative to help prevent bike theft and to assist Police in locating stolen bikes and returning the them to the owners. http://www.nationalbikeregister.com.au

5th March 2014, 10:34 PM
This scheme was around over 40 years ago in Sydney. It really made no difference if I recall correctly, as in the grand scheme of things not too many bikes get stolen.

Why do I get the feeling that it is just another feel good program?

6th March 2014, 07:54 PM
There are a lot more bikes around now than there was 40 years ago and the value of those bikes is much greater too. I don't think you can say because a scheme didn't work 40 years ago is really justification to say it won't now.

6th March 2014, 09:33 PM
Perhaps it's the sceptic in me, however let's revisit this topic in 5 years or so, and see what the results are?