The Worksop Neighbourhood Policing Team is encouraging cyclists not just to lock their bikes, but also to security mark them.

The team is holding a series of cycle marking events throughout the summer to support this, with every bike marked also being entered onto the Bike Register Database, a national register of bikes and their owners.

The unique security mark each bike receives will identify it, helping the police to return it (should it be stolen) to its owner if recovered.

Cyclists are also able to access the database to mark their own bike as stolen, or to check the status of a bike they are considering buying.

Bike marking kits can be purchased from Bike Register, but the service is being offered free of charge at the cycle security marking events.

The first event is being held at Asda on Sandy Lane, Worksop on Sunday 12th May.  The team will be there from 10.00am to 2.00pm. This will be followed by Carburton Tea Rooms on Sunday 9th June and Welbeck on Sunday 21st July.

For details of more future dates, keep an eye on the West Bassetlaw Police Facebook page, and the team will keep followers up to date with news, appeals and events.