Save Our Cycles

Save Our Cycles logo featuring a heart made out of two 'D' locksSave our Cycles is a campaign calling on everyone who loves their cycle to ‘lock it and log it’ to keep their property safe.

Camcycle has joined with Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire Police and other local organisations to spread the word about this campaign in and around Cambridge. We want cyclists across the county to make sure they register their frame numbers online and always lock their cycles securely. Poor quality of locks and locking techniques make cycles more vulnerable to theft and, once stolen, the lack of identifiable information to prove a crime often prevents the police from being able to connect stolen cycles with their owners or to take action against thieves.

We know cycle theft is an issue that costs Cambridge residents an estimated £3 million a year and its impact goes far beyond cost on people’s lives and livelihoods. Entire families have given up cycling because they can no longer risk losing any more cycles. Please join the campaign to Save Our Cycles and help us beat the bike thieves.


Illustration of a lock and laptop with the words 'Lock it & log it'

Lock it and log it

Protect your cycle by locking it securely at all times and keeping a record of your frame number with a photo and description. We recommend registering your cycle at If you don’t have access to the internet at home, you could ask a friend to help or go to the library, or come to one of our cycle marking events. Your local bike shop may also be able to help you. If your cycle is not registered online, the police are unlikely to be able to help you recover it. Find out more about keeping your cycle safe.

A pile of Save Our Cycles posters and leaflets in orange, black and white

Spread the word with our Save Our Cycles resources

Download digital posters and leaflets or email us to order free printed copies for your organisation or community location.

We also have a Save Our Cycles communications toolkit (download zipped file) of social media graphics, logos and press quotes to help you raise awareness across your networks.

A Sheffield stand in a cycle park which has been unbolted by thieves

Call for more action on cycle theft

Unfortunately there is no easy solution to prevent cycle theft. Any lock can be broken, any compound can be broken into. There needs to be targeted action from the police and local authorities to address the issue and make it clear that thieves can’t get away with this crime. Help raise awareness by writing to your councillors and the Police and Crime Commissioner to share your experiences and call on them to take action.

Mixture of children's and adults bikes behind metal bars in a residential cycle park

Help improve cycle parking

We need to make sure that cycle parking is secure in public places and transport hubs, places of employment, schools and colleges, shops and in residential developments. Find out more about how you can start to campaign for improvements near you.

A male and female volunteer working at laptops in the Camcycle office

Get involved with this campaign

If you’d like to know more about this campaign, can help as a volunteer, are a member of an organisation who’d like to work in collaboration with us or are from a publication who would like a statement or press release about this campaign, please get in touch. If you’re not already, we encourage you to become a Camcycle member – members receive weekly email updates, four issues of our quarterly magazine, discounts at local bike shops and access to Cyclescape, our online member forum, where you can discuss and work on issues relating to cycle theft with other members.

A Camcycle charity collection tin

Donate to support our work to reduce cycle theft

We’re working hard to push our local representatives, the police and other stakeholders to take action against the scourge of cycle theft. Our staff and volunteers make regular representations to the police, councillors, council officers, site managers, developers and other stakeholders to get action on cycle theft, enforcement and cycle parking facilities. We attend regular stakeholder meetings and speak at council meetings. We also produce and distribute digital and print materials to educate the public on how to keep their cycles safe and continue to advise on secure cycle parking. Your donation can help us with this work.


Camcycle has been working to tackle cycle theft for over 25 years. Here’s a selection of our campaigning work on the issue: