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Register your bicycle with the Gardai in Dublin City Centre on Friday

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The spot on Molesworth Street at a previous year

A Garda will be on-hand to register bicycles on Molesworth Street at the Dublin Cycling Campaign spot for PARK(ing) Day on Friday.

The limited Garda bicycle registry system aims to get bicycles back to their owners when Gardai recover stolen bicycles.

The Garda officer on the day will be from Donnybrook Garda Station, one of two Garda stations in Ireland which are running a bicycle registry. The other station is at the Bridewell Garda Station in Dublin 7.

According to the Dublin Cycling Campaign, qualified mechanics from the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun will also be on hand to do a check up on essential features of your bicycle. The campaign says on its website: “And if your bicycle passes the test you’ll get a free set of LED bike lights! There’ll be some nibbles from Cornucopia while you wait. Get there early before they are all gone!”

The campaign explains PARK(ing) Day: “PARK(ing) Day is an annual world-wide event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered car parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks. In Dublin it is supported by Dublin City Council who provide the parking spaces for free. The Dublin Cycling Campaign has been an active supporter of the city’s PARK(ing) Day for three years now.”

The Gardai and the Dublin Cycling Campaign have previously teamed up, along with Dublin City Council, to make this anti-theft video:

ALSO SEE: How to keep your bicycle safe

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