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CYCLISTS can get their bikes security tagged at a free event.

Officers from Portsmouth’s City Centre Unit are offering owners the chance to get their bikes marked with a unique code that will help police re-unite them with their rightful owners if they are stolen.

Cyclists are also urged to ensure their bikes are kept locked when they are not being used and use purpose-built bike racks or sheds or garages to store them.

And officers are encouraging owners to write down the make, model and frame number as well as taking a picture of themselves with their bike to help them prove they are the rightful owner if it is stolen.

Police are to hold the event near the fountain in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, from 10am to 4pm on March 9.