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Motorcycle, Moped or Scooter Crime

By Vickie Ford (Clerk) Boughton Malherbe Parish Council

Monday, 5 December 2022


Boughton Malherbe Parish Council Contributor



To protect you motorcycle, moped or scooter remember LOCK, CHAIN, COVER.

  • LOCK: use a disc lock to help secure the front brake disc, or a grip lock to secure the brake and throttle controls. You could also use a D lock on the front wheel to stop it being wheeled away.
  • CHAIN: Use a chain lock through the back wheel (the front wheel can be removed). Chain your bike to something heavy, even when in a garage. You can fit specific attachments to lock your bike to at home.
  • COVER: Thieves often ‘shop’ for particular bike models. Using a cover instantly makes it less attractive to them. A cover also provides another time consuming obstacle for the thief.

Further tips

  • Set its alarm if it has one
  • Use a designated motorcycle parking place with a stand and security loop if you can
  • Mark your motorbike with its vehicle identification number
  • Add a ‘kill switch’ which prevents the start button from working unless pressed
  • Never leave loose items such as helmets or other possessions with your bike

Contact Information

Parish Clerk

Find Boughton Malherbe Parish Council

Rill House, The Street, Ulcombe, Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent, ME17 1DR