Hampshire police offer free bike security marking for Portsmouth students and residents
Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire Constabulary have joined forces to offer residents and students free security marking for their bikes.
Each bike will be permanently marked with a unique code and added to the national Bike Register database.
If a bike is stolen the security markings enable police to reunite it with its owner. Markings can also act as a deterrent to would-be thieves as the bike is less easy to sell.
Starting this month, security marking will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at the Bike Doctor marquee, next to the fountain on Commercial Road. Markings will take place between 10am and midday on Wednesday, July 10 and 24, August 7 and 21, September 4 and 18.
The service will also be available at the University of Portsmouth Library in Cambridge Road on October 3 and 31, November 28 and January 23.