Bike thieves target students

| August 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

More than one in five students has had their bike stolen, according to new research by M&S Money.

The poll by the home insurance provider found 22% of student cyclists have been targeted by bike thieves.

Students should register their bike model, make and frame number so it can be identified if stolen, M&S Money said.

The insurer advised students to always lock their bikes with a good quality lock, and not leave the bike in dimly lit or isolated places.

“Cycling has grown in popularity in recent years among green-minded students who want to save money and do their bit for the environment,” said Steve Price, M&S head of general insurance.

“Unfortunately, bikes are a prime target for thieves and cyclists should take basic security steps to decrease the risk of becoming a victim.”

M&S Money also found 14% of students have had their homes burgled while at university.

However, only 16% of students have taken out a home insurance policy to cover their possessions.

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