Police in Essex are offering discounts on bike locks to cyclists in Colchester after a rise in the number of stolen bikes.
Since the beginning of August 2017 there have been 111 occasions where a bike has either been stolen or an attempt has been made to steal it.
Essex Pc Rosanna Walker came up with the idea after she noticed that bikes were being taken despite being secured to racks.
Four shops are offering up to 20 per cent discount off any Essex police approved secure locks until Sunday 28th January.
- Colchester Cycle Stores, St John's Street.
- Cycle Evolution and Cycle Revolution, Peartree Road.
- Globe G Sports, Military Road.
There will also be more police patrols in and around the town to put off any possible thieves.