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Directorate of Estates and Facilities

Cycle Registration Scheme

The University offers a free overt bike marking service for all students and staff.

A unique serial numbered anti tamper label is added to the frame of the bike in a highly visible location. The owner/cycle details are recorded and entered onto a University database to enable our security officers to check bikes.

The relevant information is also entered onto the Bike Register database. The Police check this when they come into possession of stolen/recovered property.

Due to the current restrictions on campus all bike registration events will be on a strict appointment only basis and be held at the University Security office on Booth Street West. Appointments can be only booked via the University's Crime Reduction Facebook page. Attendees must not attend if feeling unwell and must wear a face covering.

You can also register other personal property that has a serial number, like mobile phone, laptop etc. for free on the Immobilise database.

Subsidised Lock Scheme

Any University of Manchester student or staff member can take advantage of this great offer.

The University provide a bike lock security initiative to reduce the number of bikes stolen on campus. A gold standard 'D' lock will be on offer for £15 to students and staff at the University.

All you have to do to qualify for a discounted lock is register your bike on the University scheme and have security labels added to the bike frame for free. Locks cannot be provided unless this process has been completed. For details of registration events see this site or Crime Reduction Facebook page Due to Covid restrictions on campus sessions are on a strict appointment only basis.

PLEASE NOTE - The completion of the online registration form merely records the relevant information, your bike still needs to have the additional overt labels added to the frame at one of the Bike Registration events to qualify for the discounted lock.