How to lock a bike - video

Tips to keep your pride and joy securely locked

It's every cyclist's worst nightmare – returning to your bike only to find a broken lock and no trace of their pride and joy. The sad fact is that bike theft is an incredibly common crime and, as a result, bicycle security has never been as important as it is today.

Many of us have to lock our bikes in less than ideal conditions on a daily basis, and we're always amazed at the amount of lockup fails we've seen out and about. No lock is totally theft-proof, of course, but follow the advice in the video below and you can make it as difficult as possible for bike thieves to get what they want.

Video: How to lock a bike

If you're lucky enough to own a shed for your bike or bikes and are concerned about security, BikeRadar have put together a two-part guide to help you improve defences. We've also got a buyer's guide to bike locks for those after a more detailed rundown of security hardware.

Oli Woodman

Senior Writer, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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