Cyclists in the Bankside area were offered security advice at a temporary information stand outside Tate Modern on Thursday as part of a collaborative effort between the gallery and local police.
Unfortunately the increase in use of bicycles means that bicycle theft is a growing concern, with somewhere in the region of 150,000 being reported each year.
Tate Security, the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police have joined forces to raise awareness of this problem and promote good practices to reduce crime.
Dennis Ahern, head of safety and security at Tate, approached the City Police's Ron Parker and Graham Hyslop, the Met's Bankside safer communities officer, to develop the idea. As an initial move they arranged for a temporary information stand to be placed on the grounds of Tate Modern.
The stand offered an opportunity to meet officers and discuss any concerns and provide practical advice on crime prevention with a particular onus on bicycle theft.
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