In case of cycle-theft…

… Police Scotland would find the following information useful:

  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Type: ladies/gents/roadbike/mountain/bmx/customized/child)
  • Frame material: (aluminium/carbon-fibre/titanium/steel)
  • Frame number:
  • Position of frame/serial number on frame: crankshaft, chain stay, seat post, seat tube, Handlebars
  • Frame colours:
  • Frame size:
  • Wheel size:
  • Tyres: (make/colour/identifying marks)
  • Gears: (make/type/number
  • Handlebars: (standard/straight/racing/mountain/make of handlebar)
  • Pedals full description: (rubber/metal/plastic/reflector)
  • Saddle: (colour/style/plastic/leather)
  • Mudguards:
  • Chain guards:
  • Lights:
  • Fork:
  • Reflectors:
  • Suspension/shocks: (make, position on bike if present)
  • Bottle cage:
    • yes
    • no
    • description
  • Non-standard additions/Bespoke
  • Identifying marks: (stickers/badges/damage/repairs/security marks)
    • Where positioned: handlebars/saddle/stem/head-tube/top-tube/down-tube/seat-post/seat-stay/seat-tube/crank-arm.
  • Details:  what do the security marks consist of?
  • Photo available: Yes/No

Bike theft precautions

Police Scotland warn that professional bike thieves are active all over Leith. Click the graphic to see what to do.

Poster - ensure your bike is locked and you have a full description of it

As a precaution against theft, Police Scotland recommend services such as veloeye.com: recording a photo and the frame number of your bike, and putting a marker on the bike itself.

If your bike is stolen, Police Scotland would find it helpful to know the following: Continue reading

Art Roots fund

What is it?

A fund created to enable and empower communities to make artistic and aesthetic improvements to the National Cycle Network (NCN), for the benefit of place quality, enjoyment and active travel.

Click here for more detail: artroots-fund (PDF).

Who can apply for a grant?

This fund is for constituted community groups, based in Scotland, with their own bank account. However, we will also consider applications from groups who can show that they are organised and committed, without a group bank account.

How much can be applied for?

Grants of up to £1,500 can be applied for. If the total cost of the project is more than £1,500 then evidence must be shown that the remaining cost is covered (match funding is encouraged for bigger projects).

Deadlines and Timescales

Complete and return your:

  •   Grant application form by 5pm on 10/02/17
  •   Grant claim form by 5pm on 19/05/17
  •   Final report by 5pm on 30/06/17