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City partners with Bikelinc to battle bike theft

Published on Friday 4 December, 2020

Image of Mayor for Bikelinc initiative

Prizes including bicycle locks and a $1,000 bike voucher are on offer for City of Gosnells residents who list their bicycle with Bikelinc between now and 31 May 2021.

The prize offer is part of a partnership between the City of Gosnells, Crime Stoppers WA and the WA Police Force, aimed at deterring bicycle theft in the region.

City of Gosnells Mayor David Goode said the City was proud to be the first local government in WA to formally partner with Bikelinc, as part of the Safe City initiative.

“We’re aiming to have at least 1,000 bicycles registered with Bikelinc before 31 May, to increase the chance of recovering that bike if it is lost or stolen,” Mayor Goode said.

“We all need to work together to improve community safety in the City of Gosnells, and reducing the opportunities for theft is an important part of this.”

Owners can register their bicycle’s unique serial number on the Bikelinc website, along with owner’s contact details, a description of the bike, and whether it is safe, lost or stolen.

Anyone purchasing a second-hand bicycle, or who finds a lost bicycle, can search its serial number on the Bikelinc website to easily check if it has been listed as lost or stolen.

During the promotion period, residents who list their bicycles with Bikelinc will be in the draw to win a $50 D-lock each fortnight. After 31 May, the City will draw the winner of the major prize – a $1,000 gift voucher for a local bicycle store and three $100 vouchers for the runners-up.

For more details, visit the City’s website www.gosnells.wa.gov.au.