CYCLISTS are being reminded to protect their property following a spate of thefts in Poulton.
A number of bicycles were stolen during July, prompting police to remind owners to secure their bikes.
Among the thefts was a £2,000 mountain bike stolen in Carleton, and a £390 children’s bike stolen on Blackpool Road.
PC Andrea Banks, community beat manager for Poulton, said: “Bicycles are quite expensive items but people often leave them lying around when they are not using them.
“Cyclists can use a number of crime prevention measures to help prevent property from being stolen.”
Owners are reminded to secure bicycles when not in use, attaching them to a sturdy object with a good quality lock.
Police say marking a bike with a postcode will also make it easier for a stolen bike to be returned, if found.