'Hands Off My Bike!' Competition

Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, is currently running the ‘Hands Off My Bike!’ challenge prize - which calls on people from all over the UK to come up with breakthrough innovations to make it more difficult to steal bikes and have the potential to increase numbers of people cycling in the UK.

The winning innovation will be the one that requires the longest time to steal the bike. The innovation will be also judged on the impact on the environment, cost and potential for commercialisation and/or implementation at scale.  There is a £50,000 prize for the winning entry, and it is open to any individual or organisation.

You can find full details on the Nesta website:


The closing date for entries is the 18 January 2013.

Follow Nesta and the challenge on Twitter: @Nesta_UKand @challenge_prize