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Get it logged and get it back – don’t give thieves an easy ride with your bike

GCI is delighted to partner with Immobilise.com to help its customers be reunited with their bikes should they be stolen. Here is more on how you can register your bike with Immobilise and why you should.

Register your bike with Immobilise.com

Over the last 4 years, GCI has grown to become one of the leading cycle-to-work scheme providers in the UK.  During the Covid-19 lockdowns, cycling became popular as people sought to protect themselves and reduce usage of public transport.  Whilst this had positive impacts on air quality, congestion and physical health, unfortunately, bike theft has increased. As cycling has become the primary method of transportation for many people, including key workers, its crucial bikes are protected.

GCI recommends Immobilise to all its cycle-to-work customers to help protect their new bikes.  If a bike is stolen, the customer is still under contract to make the outstanding salary sacrifice payments. Therefore it makes sense to insure bikes AND register them on Immobilise.com so customers can keep on cycling.  Crucially, customers can register any valued item on the database, not just their beloved bikes.

Register your bike’s frame number with Immobilise

Immobilise.com is the world’s largest FREE register of possession ownership details.  Together with the Police National Mobile Property Register and CheckMEND, Immobilise has become an effective tool to reduce crime.  By sharing details with police forces, Immobilise helps repatriate recovered personal property to its rightful owners.

Furthermore, Immobilise.com is used thousands of times each day by UK police forces to trace owners of lost and stolen property.  As a direct result of  Immobilise there are hundreds of cases a week where property is returned to its rightful owner. The database also assists by providing information which assists the investigating police officers.

As a result, Immobilise can be used by members of the public and businesses to register ANY valued possession or company assets.  Exclusively, the registered items and ownership details of all Immobilise account holders are viewable on the Police NMPR.

It’s important to keep using active travel options for your daily commute.  Make sure you can keep cycling to work by protecting your bikes today!

  • 20th January 2021 – Last updated 20th June 2022