Bikers United has been live for 30 days and in that time we’ve had 6,535 users and well over 140 stolen motorcycles and scooters posted to our database.
Not only that: we’ve had over 105,000 page views of our stolen bike feed on Twitter and an audience reach of over 16,000 bikers on Facebook.
A big thank you to all 6,535 of you who have supported the initiative. Whether that’s financially through a donation or by becoming an official supporter or whether you’ve shared a listing on Facebook or a forum you’re on – I’m grateful for the support.
In fact I’m touched by the support for Bikers United and the love it has had from the biking community. Our local stolen motorcycle alerts have proven particularly popular. We need this national stolen motorcycle database to help victims of bike crime, pool our resources to fight crime on a local level and to alert bikers to the simple steps they can take to reduce the chances of their motorcycle or scooter bieng stolen.
We’ve published some great motorcycle security guides this month and aim to publish one new guide a month, to encourage good practice for bikers across the UK when it comes to security.
In time, with enough stolen motorcycles listed, we’ll be able to publish valuable data, heat maps and stories to help us build a picture of bike crime across the UK and keep one step ahead of the scum that steal our bikes.