Police and MCIA target bike security this Thursday

Published on 18 July 2018 by Robert Drane

On Thursday July 19, the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) will pair up with the Metropolitan Police to target motorcycle parking bays in central London.

They will be talking to motorcyclists as they park their machines – discussing their riding habits and bike security – in an effort to help tackle motorcycle theft. They’ll also be rewarding those riders who demonstrate great security with a complimentary bike cover.

Tony Campbell, CEO of the MCIA, said:“The Motorcycle Industry Association has been working closely with the Met Police, The Mayor’s Office and other London Authorities, to help tackle motorcycle and scooter theft in the capital.

“We thought it would be a great idea to meet some of London’s regular riders face-to-face, offer them a free motorcycle and scooter cover and encourage all riders to lock, chain and cover, leaving nothing to chance. We need riders’ help to tackle this problem and only by working together with the Mayor and the Police can this be achieved. We are counting on your support.”

It’s all part of the MCIA’s Secured scheme – a new initiative which awards bike products stars depending on how secure they are.

For more bike security advice, check out our 7 tips to stop your bike getting stolen