2018 Conference & Awards

Cycle Crime – more than just theft of pedal cycles

The fourth annual Cycle Crime Conference, hosted by BikeRegister, the national cycle database, in association with British Transport Police (BTP), took place in Birmingham on Tuesday, 26th June.


Following on from last year's hugely successful event, officers from 37 Police Forces registered for this one-day cycle crime conference, along with key partners from the cycling, retail, insurance and security industries.

The theme for this year's conference was ‘More Than Just The Theft of Pedal Cycles with speakers highlighting innovative partnership working to tackle bike crime across the UK, as well as the numerous cycle crime reduction and bike marking initiatives being undertaken nationally.

Around 150 delegates got the chance to hear about successful operations to reduce cycle theft and share best practice on cycle crime solutions.

 We look forward to sharing the conference video with you at a later date, in the meantime you can view the conference photos on our blog page http://bit.ly/2ut3ccz

 2018 Cycle Crime Awards winners:

  • West Midlands Police for Operation Magpie, a sustained cycle crime initiative using BikeRegister
  • British Transport Police for their commitment to cycle crime through the Lock It, Mark It communications campaign
  • MPS Tower Hamlets for the most recoveries of stolen bikes using BikeRegister.
  • Police Scotland for reducing bike crime through partnership working with the local council, Sustrans & second-hand bike shops in Edinburgh.