* North Wales Police are helping you to protect your bike against theft.
Your local Police Community Safety Team are promoting Bike Register which is a free online bicycle identification and registration initiative which is intended to reduce cycle theft, identify stolen bikes and assist in owner recovery.
Norman Hughes, a Crime Reduction Officer, said: "It is possible to register on line athttp://www.bikeregister.com/ or by returning the registration forms to the Community Safety Team. Bike Register may also be contacted via their free phone number 0800 587 4739.
"Registration forms have been distributed to local cycle stores who have agreed to provide the forms with each new purchase during the Christmas period.
"As a team we have also contacted local cycling clubs promoting the scheme highlighting the possible benefits.
"The support we have received has been very encouraging and I urge everybody to register as it is free and could assist in the recovery of stolen bicycles."
He added: "Once registered, details are posted on a secure on-line database which Police Forces across the country have access to.
"Owners also receive a free log book and specific crime prevention information.
"We have intentionally highlighted this initiative during the Christmas period as bicycles could be included on wish lists of presents.
"The initiative is intended to promote crime prevention and not to raise the fear of crime."
More information is available on the North Wales Police website http://www.north-wales.police.uk/Advice & Support, Bicycle Security.