Why you should get your bike engraved

In case someone steals your bike, engraving (i.e. getting your national registration number engraved on the frame of your bike) increases the chances of getting it back.

What are the advantages of engraving your bike?

  • A national registration number is unique, unlke the frame number, generally situated underneath the chain set, which can correspond to a serial number.
  • An engraving, which is clearly visible, puts off potential thieves and makes the resale of the bike less easy.
  • In case of loss or theft, an engraved bike can be easily identified.
  • With the national registration number there is no doubt about the legitimacy of the owner.

Your bike has been stolen?

Report the theft via www.policeonweb.be or at the nearest police station. It is important to be able to describe the bike in as much detail as possible. That’s why, when the engraving is done, you may be given an identity card for your bike with information such as the frame number, the make, the model, the type of bike, the colour, etc.

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Through developing personalised solutions that facilitate and encourage people to transition to cycling, the non-profit organisation Pro Velo contributes to a higher quality of life.