Bike With Poor Quality Lock- How Long Will It Take To steal?

Since January 2020 to late April, 2021, a total of 6,845 bicycles have been reported stolen to An Garda Síochána.

While 70% of all bicycles were reported stolen in the Dublin Metropolitan Region, An Garda Síochána here is in Co. Tipperary, are reminding the public to take the following precautions in keeping their bicycles safe by locking them in the most secure way possible.

Only one in five owners were able to provide a serial number when reporting the theft of their bicycle to Gardaí. Despite these odds, a total of 2,139 bicycles were recovered by Gardaí throughout the above stated period.


  • Spend 10% to 20% of the value of your bike on two locks.
  • Lock your bike tightly to an immovable object.
  • Keep the lock off the ground.
  • When storing your bike at home in a shed or garage ensure it is locked to an immovable object or another heavy item, i.e. a lawnmower.
  • Take a photo of your bike, note the serial number and email it back to yourself or store it on the cloud, so you have a record of it forever.

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