Increase in bike theft

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At the University, we have always encouraged students to use bikes to travel to and from campus (where possible) as part of our sustainability pledge. However, during the summer months there is often an increase in bike theft as the hot weather motivates us to cycle around the city, giving thieves greater opportunities to target students.

In response, the University offers a free overt bike marking service for all students and staff. If you sign up to the service, your bike will be marked with a unique anti-tamper serial number which is entered onto a database that is accessible to campus security, as well as GMP who check for such markings on any recovered stolen property across Manchester.

You can also take advantage of the University-funded subsidised lock scheme – gold standard ‘D’ locks are on offer for £15 to all students and staff.

Due to the current restrictions on campus, all bike registration events will be on a strict appointment only basis and be held at the University Security office on Booth Street West. Appointments can be booked by emailing, or you can stay up to date with registration events by visiting the Crime Reduction Facebook page.

For more advice on preventing bike theft, watch this short video produced by GMP.

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