Every cyclist lives in fear of having his/ her bike stolen. Owning a good anti-theft device is a minimum requirement but this is not always enough. The Bicycode, set up in France by the FUBicy (Fédération française des usagers de la bicyclette), is a unique number which allows the bicycle to be identified if it is stolen. Many shops and organisations offer to tattoo the bicycles. This means that the owner can identify and recover the bicycle if it is stolen then found.