Victoria Police have issued a warning to residents to keep their bicycles locked up as there has been a rise in thefts of late.

They say a bike trailer and 10 bikes were reported stolen to them within a 24 hour period.

The bikes were reported stolen from neighbourhoods across Victoria.

Police said there is nothing to indicate that these thefts are linked, but are reminding bicycle owners to lock their bikes with heavy duty locks, and when possible take them inside.

If you keep your bike in your garage, a shed or a storage locker you are asked to please check on it and ensure it is secured.

It is highly recommended to register your bike into the free VicPD bike registry.

Any cyclists who ride in Victoria or Esquimalt are welcomed to register their bikes. For more information, please visit vicpd.ca/bike.