|A new company has been started to help register bikes in the UK,|
aiming to reunite them with their owners if they’re stolen and hopefully safeguard
against theft in the first place.
The driving forces behind the project are Paul and Linda Miller. Being the victims
of cycle theft twice in 11 months, they resolved to make it harder for stolen cycles
to be sold back into the market place. They set up The Nationwide Cycle Registration
The scheme is far reaching; you can register your cycle, new or secondhand (providing
proof of ownership can be confirmed), recording the serial number, makers name, model,
colour and any upgrades, along with your name and address. Within 14 days you will
receive a unique registration document (just like the ones issued with cars).
Should you be unfortunate to be the victim of cycle theft, The NCR will record your
cycle as stolen. Even if your cycle has been stolen it is still possible for the
cycle to be registered. The Stolen Register will be available for anyone to access
to confirm a cycles status. The police are keen to use the system, as this will provide
them with another tool to help combat crime.
Additional to the Stolen Register there is a Registered Cycles For
Sale section, only advertising registered cycles, giving added security to prospective
purchasers, undoubtedly adding value to the cycle. There is also a list of Approved
NCR Dealers, authorised to register cycles at time of sale.
The complete program is also available on the World Wide Web at www.TheNcr.co.uk giving 24 hour access
to on line Registrations, Stolen Register, Registered Cycles For Sale and Approved
NCR Dealers. All of this is available for a once only, single payment of £19.50,
representing excellent value for money.
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