Free bike training and security marking for students and staff

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  • 21 January 2020
  • 1 min read

Want to get on your bike, but not sure how to begin? Discover some top tips on cycling safely and with confidence around the city at this free talk hosted by the University.

Join a free lunchtime talk for tips on how to prep for your journeys, and how to navigate junctions, roundabouts and blind spots around the city:

City Cycling training

  • Room 1.03 Anglesea Building
  • Thu 30 January, 12.30pm – 13.00pm

Booking is essential – secure your place. The training is paid for by the University, and is free for University Students and Staff to attend.

Keep your bike safe with free security marking

Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire Constabulary are offering students and staff free security marking for their bikes.

The service will be offered for free on a first come first served basis outside the University Library on Thursday 23 January, 1.00pm – 3.00pm.

The events are planned to be monthly after that, on 20 February, 19 March and 16 April.

Each bike will be permanently marked with a unique code, and added to the national Bike Register database. Security marking is a useful tool which helps to reunite bikes, seized by police forces across the UK, with their owners. It can also act as a deterrent to would-be thieves as the bike is permanently inscribed, making it less easy to sell.