Coded Cycle Registration Scheme
The University of Leicester Coded Cycle Scheme is aimed at reducing the incidents of cycle theft on University property. The scheme involves a series of measures to promote cycle security and was initiated by the EFMD with the support of the Students’ Union and the Leicestershire Constabulary.
The scheme also allows University of Leicester staff and students to purchase high security D cycle locks retailing at over £50 at the bargain price of £15. See the 'what it involves' section below.
How to register
Complete the registration form and bring it with your cycle to the Security Office at Gate 1. Registration is open between 9:30 am and 12:00 noon Monday to Thursdays. By joining the scheme you will agree to the data being shared with the police and University of Leicester Security if your cycle is checked or stolen.
What it involves
- Your cycle will be marked with a small (500mm x 250mm) heavy duty permanent sticker, applied to the rear of the seat column. This sticker breaks up when you try to remove it.
- Data on your cycle, including a photograph and frame number will be entered into a secure database.
- If you report your cycle as stolen we will be able to check it against the database and send the details to the police immediately.
- You will have an opportunity to buy the acclaimed Squire “Urban Protector 230” D Lock which has a Sold Secure 3 minute attack resistance standard and usually retails at £34.99 for the reduced price of £10 for students with a NUS Xtra card and £15.00 for University Staff and students without an NUS Xtra card.
It makes sense to register – its quick, free, gives you access to a more effective lock at a bargain price.
Advice on Preventing Cycle Theft
- Always lock your cycle, even if you are just leaving it for a couple of minutes,
- Avoid isolated places; leave your cycle where it can be seen,
- Hardened steel D-shaped locks are recommended as the minimum lock standard; check out Sold Secure for certified locks, or ask your local cycle dealer,
- Lock your cycle frame to an immovable object – a cycle rack or ground anchors; thieves can remove drainpipes and lift bikes off signposts,
- Make the lock and cycle hard to manoeuvre when parked - stop thieves smashing it open by keeping the lock away from the ground; keep the gap between bike and lock small,
- Secure removable parts; lock both wheels and the frame together,
- Take out insurance, either by extending your home contents insurance or through a separate policy. Cycling organisations and bike shops may offer specialist cover,
- Record and register your cycle with the UOL Security Section,
- Security mark the frame.
Bike User Group (BUG)
The BUG has been established so that University bike users can be kept informed of cycle-related developments. The group is virtual and will receive email updates on cycle-related activities and relevant developments that may influence bike use at the University - click here to join.
All users of the University leave their property at their own risk and the University accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage caused to your cycle for whatever reason.