Free cycle marking event at Norwich

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Rail users in Norwich will be able to have their bicycles securely marked by the British Transport Police at a bike marking event hosted by Abellio Greater Anglia at Norwich station on 14 and 16 June between the hours of 10:00 and 12:00.


Community Rail Norfolk has organised this community event to coincide with National Bike Week, which runs from 11-19 June. In addition, they have arranged a free ‘Day Hire’ on 14 June for people wanting to try the ‘Bike and Go’ cycle hire scheme based at Norwich Station.  


British Transport Police officers will be marking cycles for free at Norwich rail station on 14 and 16 June between the hours of 10:00 and 12:00. Marked cycles are then registered on a database, which can help police recover property in the unfortunate event of a theft.


James Reeve, Abellio Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Services Manager for Norwich, said: “We are pleased to support National Bike Week, working with our partners at the Community Rail Partnership and British Transport Police. Many of our passengers cycle to the station and we would encourage everyone to get their bikes marked at this free event.”


Ian Dinmore, Chairman of Community Rail Norfolk said, “These two free activities, Day Hire of Bike and Go and Cycle Marking are a great way to encourage greater use of this integrated form of transport. Cycling to and from the station is a healthy and sustainable means of travel and hopefully people feel more inclined to give it a go”


Abellio Greater Anglia has consistently improved cycle-rail facilities in the Anglia region during its franchise terms, with more cycle parking and cycle hire facilities provided at number of stations (including Norwich), as well as the country’s largest cycle park scheme, Cambridge Cycle Point, which houses 2,850 bikes.