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Stolen bike register

This page provides a register of bikes stolen in the Ipswich area.

We would like to poke bike thiefs in the eye. Police never publicise bike detailed theft statistics, but we can safely bet that Ipswich is no better than any other major town, with at least a few thefts each day.

You can protect your bike against theft by:

  1. Using more than one Gold rated lock
  2. Locking your bike to a secure object such as a bike rack
  3. Remove all removable accessories such as lights and computers
  4. Postcode or fit an RFID to your bike.

Register your bikes details for free at Immobilise.com for future reference.

Keep a record, written and photographic, of your bike details,  record things like all bits you have added, component make and model etc, anything which helps the police to return your bike if it should be stolen. Sometimes the bikes are broken down, so a parts list helps you to get all your bike back – not just the frame! If you need any help with this please post a request.

Part of the problem is that bicycle theft is not always seen as a serious loss for the cyclist concerned.

Make sure you have the best cycle insurance you can afford. One idea could be to put away £2-5 per week and forget about the insurance. Another could be to look at your household insurance and see if it covers cycles , but is it new for old ( recommended) or does the insurance take depreciation into account. equally there has been a trend for insurance companies to supply you via a ‘recommended source’ – this limits your choice – go for the insurance which gives you the money direct, otherwise the insurance company is keeping the difference between what they pay for the bike and what its retail value is ! The CTC (ctc.org.uk) have excellent cycle insurance, as well as third party insurance as part of your membership fee, plus legal assistance in the event of a crash.

STOLEN BIKE LIST:-

If you have any information about these bikes, please contact Suffolk Constabulary on 01473 613500.

Make Model Date reported stolen Frame number Size Owner
Cube AMS Pro 125 XT full suspension mountain bike 6 FEB 2011 A7J24161 not specified Ben Shotbolt – 07980 20 40 54
Cube AMS Pro 125 XT full suspension mountain bike. Only 50 or so of this
bike ever produced globally – Very Distinctive Bronze/Gold frame and
identically coloured features. Full Mavic wheel set with Schwalbe – Nobby
Nic Tubeless tyres, Shimano XT set throughout. Garmin Edge 705 mounting
bracket fitted (unit was not stolen), non standard lightweight bar ends
fitted, shimano clipless pedals, Fizik bronze coloured seat. Notably one of
the lugs tack welded in to the diagonal of the frame had broken away and the
hole sealed with black electrical tape. Large frame number stamped under the
crank case: A7J24161
Claud Butler 6 FEB 2011 Ben Shotbolt – 07980 20 40 54
Claud Butler framed hard tail also in very distinctive Green with Rock shock
black front forks, lower end shimano gears (can’t recall which), black
wheels fitted with New Schwalbe tubed tyres (can’t recall if the tyres were
Noby’s, Rocket Rons or racing ralfs). Edge 705 mounting bracket and front &
rear light brackets fitted, very long aluminium seat tube and seat had a
tear on one side. Disk brake on the front, V brake at the rear and the seat
had a small tool bag clip fitted under it at the rear. This bike was also
fitted (and sadly also stolen) with a Very Expensive D Lock which I can’t
recall the make or model of.
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9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 17, 2010 6:56 am

    Good to see that you are promoting the website http://www.immobilise.com All Police forces support it and it has in excess of 28 million items of property registered on it. If a bike is registered but not reported stolen and is found and checked by the police then it will automatically come up with the registered owner. The register is FREE and you can register any of your property on it and include photos.
    We are involved with 18 Police Forces with cycle theft crime reduction initiatives which can be seen on our website. We supply the RFID tags to Police Forces and give any assistance they may need.

    Regards

    John Macintyre

    • May 18, 2010 7:51 pm

      Hi John,

      I’ve checked out your website http://www.tagyourbike.com/ and I am really pleased to see tags for as cheap as £4.50.

      At that price, everyone can afford a bit of security.

      I would be interested to understand the take-up of RFID readers in bike shops. Presumably most police forces are already equipped with them. I may do a ring-around of Ipswich bike shops to see who has the gear.

      Thanks
      Ajax

  2. radfahrarzt permalink*
    May 25, 2010 12:51 pm

    Hi Ajax,
    Recent statistics show national cycle thefts for 08-09 to be nationally 249,000 cycles stolen !
    Cheers
    Kevin.

  3. Ben Shotbolt permalink
    February 6, 2011 11:36 pm

    I’m very Very upset to report that Both of my mountain bikes have been stolen from my workshop in my back garden at around 3AM on Saturday 5th Feb. I live at 35 Felixstowe Road and obviously I have informed the police.

    The bikes were:

    Cube AMS Pro 125 XT full suspension mountain bike. Only 50 or so of this bike ever produced globally – Very Distinctive Bronze/Gold frame and identically coloured features. Full Mavic wheel set with Schwalbe – Nobby Nic Tubeless tyres, Shimano XT set throughout. Garmin Edge 705 mounting bracket fitted (unit was not stolen), non standard lightweight bar ends fitted, shimano clipless pedals, Fizik bronze coloured seat. Notably one of the lugs tack welded in to the diagonal of the frame had broken away and the hole sealed with black electrical tape. Large frame number stamped under the crank case: A7J24161

    Claud Butler framed hard tail also in very distinctive Green with Rock shock black front forks, lower end shimano gears (can’t recall which), black wheels fitted with New Schwalbe tubed tyres (can’t recall if the tyres were Noby’s, Rocket Rons or racing ralfs). Edge 705 mounting bracket and front & rear light brackets fitted, very long aluminium seat tube and seat had a tear on one side. Disk brake on the front, V brake at the rear and the seat had a small tool bag clip fitted under it at the rear. This bike was also fitted (and sadly also stolen) with a Very Expensive D Lock which I can’t recall the make or model of.

    Please Please folks, forward this in any suitable direction and inform me on 07980 20 40 54 if anyone has any information. I’m completely gutted that both my bikes, one of which (the Cube AMS) was my Pride and Joy, have been stolen. I know this is far too common a post for anyone’s comfort but I felt one of the first things I should do was to post this

    Thanks for reading my sad post

  4. radfahrarzt permalink*
    April 16, 2012 8:23 pm

    Here is copy of an email received today- Please keep your eyes open for this bike and phone the police straightaway if you see it –

    Dear sir,
    sorry i didnt catch your name when we spoke on the phone,Here are the details of my sons bike that was stolen today.
    Saracen Tufftrax comp, size 22, Green and white ( the saddle was also pattened) frame number MA9061397
    the only flaw was a tiny chip in the paintwork on the crossbar, which was there when we bought it.
    It was locked at the bike stands outside the red bus station (opposite the club that used to be called pals and where the taxis stop)
    It went missing between 10 and 11.30 am (my son will be able to confirm a time better when he comes home) he was only gone from the bike for 10-15 minutes.
    It was locked with a shackle lock and a combination lock and both locks went missing with the bike.
    If anyone comes accross this bike I would be very gratefull if the police could be called.
    Thankyou
    Diane Collett
    bike owner Jack Collett

  5. February 11, 2014 8:45 pm

    Hi Alex,

    Would you be up for updating this page? As it’s gotten a bit out of date and there’s some more actions people can take to avoid having their pride and joy stolen.

    Thanks, John

  6. February 12, 2014 7:48 pm

    hi John,

    Certainly. What additional advise do you think Ipswich cyclists should have?

    • February 19, 2014 11:59 pm

      Hi Alex,

      Could you email me? As the comments box doesn’t have nice formatting and some of what I’d say isn’t strictly public knowledge but does effect what you’ve written above.

      KR, John
      john@stolen-bikes.co.uk

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