A bike marking event is planned for May 2nd in Worthing town centre between 11 am and 3 pm .
Operation Velo launched in West Sussex at the beginning of the year is an attempt to reduce the number of bicycles stolen from across the county.
The scheme uses a new way of marking and registering bikes. Sussex Police hosts the free event with officers marking, registering and offering advice about the best way to secure cycles.
PC Tim Jose, who works on Operation Velo, added: “Each bicycle is marked using an anti-tamper label and the owner’s details are registered on a national database, much like that which is used for cars and motorbikes. Officers will be able to check if a bicycle is stolen or in the wrong hands within minutes of stopping the rider.
“Cyclists will be able to come along to the events and speak to the team about registering their bicycle and to get advice about different types of locks.”