Lock up your bike as thefts go up up a gear

Cyclists in Southampton are being urged to buy locks, after a surge of bike thefts. There were 54 bike thefts between September and October, according to police. Hampshire police will be selling locks at discounted prices later this week. Sgt Jeanette Maidment, said in a statement: “It can be incredibly upsetting, not to mention frustrating, when someone has their […]

Police target cyclists to put brakes on ‘devastating collisions’

Almost 500 Hampshire cyclists have been stopped by police in an operation to cut down on “devastating collisions’’. Cyclists in Southampton, Basingstoke and Portsmouth were issued with over 30 fines for cycling without lights. In addition to handing out fines, police gave out fluorescent clothing, as well as a new ‘Get a Grip’ cycle safety […]