The Motorcycle Industry Association, through its MCIA Secured rating scheme and in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police, will tomorrow (Thursday 19th July 2018) be issuing free bike covers to riders in Central London.
Team members from MCiA member companies will join forces with Metropolitan and City of London Police, speaking to motorcycle and scooter riders at selected parking bays to discuss the hot topic of bike security and what they can do to play a part in reducing the theft epidemic currently affecting the capital. With the industry’s message of ‘Lock, Chain and Cover’, the distribution of complementary bike covers will allow riders to put in place one of the cheapest and easiest ways to deter bike thieves.
Speaking of the initiative, Tony Campbell, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Association, said: “The Motorcycle Industry Association has been working closely with the Met Police, The Mayor’s office and other London authorities, to help tackle motorcycle and scooter theft in the capital. In addition to the newly announced “MCIA Secured Rating Scheme”, we thought it would be a great idea to meet some of London’s regular riders face to face and offer them a free cover and at the same time encourage all riders to ‘Lock, Chain and Cover’, leaving nothing to chance. We need the riders’ help to tackle this problem and only by working together with the Mayor and the police can this be achieved; we are counting on your support”
Detective Superintendent Lee Hill, Metropolitan Police Service, added: “Police are working hard to keep the public safe and make the streets hostile territory for criminals who steal scooters, mopeds, motorbikes and bicycles and then use them for other offences. I urge all vehicle owners to lock, chain and cover their scooters, mopeds and motorcycles to make them less visible to thieves. By having extra security on your vehicle, it makes it harder for thieves to steal them and use them for committing other crime.”