FREE bike marking and cycle safety events

boy and man on bicycles cycling next to lake

If you're planning any cycling day trips or staycations with the family this summer; you can ensure your bikes are protected from theft by bringing them along to one of our FREE bike marking events between 10am-2pm on 29th June, 13th July, 27th July and 10th August. 

Hosted by Police Scotland Lanarkshire Division and joined by colleagues from the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service and South Lanarkshire Council, visitors will be able to get their bikes security marked and registered onto the National Cycle Database free of charge as part of Police Scotland's Pedal Protect campaign. 

The free bike marking kits, which usually cost over £20, help police identify the legitimate owner of bikes that have been stolen.

EK's local Community Police Officers will also have their own police bicycles on show at the event in Centre West, Scottish Fire & Rescue will be providing advice around road safety and South Lanarkshire Council will also be on hand to chat to the local community.

And, if you've cycled to the event; you'll be able to leave your bike with us for a few hours to enjoy a spot of shopping and lunch before you pedal home! 

Find the bike marking events in Centre West (between Claire's and Yankee Candle) between 10am-2pm on 29th June, 13th July, 27th July and 10th August. 


EK, East Kilbride will be providing a fortnightly prize to one lucky winner.  Bring the family along to one of our bike marking events, take your photograph with the community team and post it in the comments of the competition on EK's Facebook page for your chance to win cinema tickets or a family meal voucher.

Event 1: £50 ODEON Luxe gift card (Winner announced 2nd July)
Event 2: £50 Tony Macaroni voucher (Winner announced 16th July)
Event 3: Nando's voucher (Winner announced 30th July)
Event 4: Two ODEON Luxe Guest Passes (Winner announced 13th Aug)

- Competition runs every week the event is on from 10am on the Tuesday (the day of the event) until 9am on the Friday
- A winner will be selected at random after each of the closing dates and we'll announce the winners on our Facebook page and on this website
- Entrants must take the photograph at the event and post it in the comments on our Facebook competition post on the relevant week (or email photos to [email protected])
- Prizes are non refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash or an alternative prize