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Get your bike marked at free event

North Ayrshire Council’s Active Travel hub, alongside Police Scotland, are hosting an event where you can get your bike securely marked and registered onto BikeRegister’s online database for free.

Registering your bike can help to reduce the risk of your bike being stolen and in the event that it is stolen, it makes it easier to report and find again.

The free event will take place on Saturday 7 August from 10am – 3pm at the Rivergate Square in Irvine.

On the day the team will lead two cycles through Irvine – one at 11am and another at 1pm – as well as slow-mo sessions throughout the day to practice bike skills and manoeuvrability.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes to the activities above and you must pre-book by emailing

Everyone who pre-books and attends an activity will receive a free goodie bag from Asda and will also be entered into a prize draw giving you the chance to win lots of great prizes. This draw will take place at the end of the day.

Additionally, there will be an information stall sharing tips on cycle routes, clubs and forthcoming Trinity activities and events.

Police Scotland will also be holding Safe Cycle Passing demonstrations which aims to keep cyclists safe on the road by raising awareness of how much space a person on a bicycle needs when being overtaken.

“Cycling has become increasingly popular over the past year or so because of the pandemic. This event is a great chance for people to protect their bike, so they have a better chance of being reunited with it in the event of it being stolen.

“The event will be held outdoors, and social distancing measures will be in place at all times to protect both staff and participants.”

– Caitriona McAuley, Head of Service (Economic Development and Regeneration)

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