Bike touring is a fun way to see the countryside and get some exercise at the same time. You can even take the whole family. Be careful, though. Many touring holidays have been ruined by a pesky thief taking his chance and legging it with a bike that wasn’t his. And let’s face it – without a bike the tour, and holiday, are over. You’re going to spend the rest of the trip down the police station trying to explain what happened.
The worst thing is, most thieves are opportunistic and the thefts can easily be prevented with a little bit of common sense. The team over at On Your Cycle have come up with a list of 8 great ways to keep your bike safe while touring. It includes tips such as making sure you carry a visible, sturdy lock and locking your bike near others to reduce the chance of you becoming the target.