Make sure that the bike you buy doesn't have a hidden past

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“In using your website, the very first search I conducted – regarding a Specialized Crosstrail – led to a seller who we cross referenced the information from his Gumtree adverts to that on our systems and have now sent officers to get the seller information before going to court to get a search warrant.”

Greater Manchester Police officer

“You can add one recovered bike to your total: found my specialised langster on eBay a few months ago  through the site.  Thanks !”

A Happy Cyclist

“It is a credit that this has been completed by a single person and not a multi-national media mogul and continued with little support. Recognition of this work is justifiable and can be endorsed with the above reward.”

Nomination for BikeBiz Awards 2013

What We Check

We run checks against records provided by Police Forces, bicycle insurers and stolen property registers. Our records represent the most comprehensive free search you can do when buying a used bicycle.

Why Check That Bike?

Over 536,000 bikes are stolen every year, one every 67 seconds. These thefts occur on such a huge scale because it is so easy to profit from it, if everyone took care when buying a used bike we might just be able to hit thieves where it hurts.

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