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‘Protect our Bicycles’: campaign denounces bike-theft at Brussels since Grand Depart looms

A Brussels resident is calling on fellow cyclists to”hijack” the town’s online promotional campaign to get the Tour de France, in a attempt to denounce recurring bike-thefts in the capital as the coming of Grand Départ weekend sees authorities double back on their own pro-cycling communications.

Counting down to July 6, the time of the first race, the effort’s internet site requires on Brussels cyclists to shoot over the town’s promotional hashtag #tourensemble and set it together with images of these damaged or stolen bikes sufficient reason for the hash tag #Protectourbikes.

The campaign has been started by Thibault Dujardin, who was prompted to do something later he received a metropolis brochure boosting the Tour de France and the use of bicycles on the town on precisely the exact same day that he needed his third motorcycle stolen in under annually.

As the campaign’s primary aim is to provide local authorities a”reality check” about the difficulties experienced by cyclists from the metropolis, its own website lists a collection of proposals to develop cycling conditions in the metropolis.

The proposals include creating safer parking spots such as bikes, making bike thieving a larger priority one of local police zones or further growing on the web bike registration to avoid stolen two-wheelers from being re sold.

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