Discounted padlock chains for bikers

Sussex Police have teamed up with Hastings Motorcycle Centre and Hastings Borough Council to provide the scheme.
Sussex Police have teamed up with Hastings Motorcycle Centre and Hastings Borough Council to provide the scheme.

Bikers are being offered discounted padlock chains in a bid to reduce motorbike and moped thefts in Hastings.

Sussex Police, Hastings Borough Council and Hastings Motorcycle Centre have teamed up to provide 50 Sword Chain and Blaster padlocks for £5 instead of £39.99.

Last year owners of mopeds and scooters up to 50cc could buy a heavily discounted padlock chain and now this offer is extended to motorbikes up to 400cc.

Anyone interested should go to the front office at Hastings Police Station in Bohemia Road, taking with them their V5 document, certificate of insurance and driving licence.

A voucher will then be given to exchange at Hastings Motorcycle Centre in Beaconsfield Road, Hastings.

The front office is open from Monday to Saturday between 9am and 8pm.

Hastings Neighbourhood Police Team Sergeant Dave Townsend said: “By offering these discounted padlock chains we are encouraging owners to secure their motorbikes, thus making them less attractive to would-be thieves.

“Learning to ride, buying a motorcycle with the necessary accessories and getting insurance all costs a substantial amount of money.

“Please take this opportunity of being one of the 50 lucky people who buy a good quality padlock and chain to secure your motorcycle.

“The only conditions you need to meet are that you own a motorbike between 50cc and 400cc and that you are a resident of Hastings or St Leonards-on-Sea.

“It is first come, first served, so don’t miss out!”

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