Cyclists in west Cumbria are being encouraged to get their bikes marked and registered to help deter thieves.
A "security marking event" is being held in Whitehaven.
Police community support officers will be at the Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project on Saturday 4 July between 1-3pm.
It's hoped that bike registration will help stop bikes being stolen, and make sure any that are taken can be returned to their rightful owner if recovered.
Cyclists will be offered a choice of two ways to mark their bikes:
- BikeRegister permanent ID etchings, at a cost of £5 per bike.
- Postcode marked tamper-proof sticker, which is free.
Both of these options also include free registration to BikeRegister’s national database, to which every UK Police force has access.
Further information about BikeRegister and their products can be found by visiting the website.