This is our third guest post and covers the emotive topic of cycle theft. Thanks to Tel Priest for sharing his experiences and pain! Remember to keep a close eye on your bikes, lock them up properly and get them registered and insured just in case the worst happens.
My bike may not have been the most expensive but it was mine! It was my independence and it was my favoured way of getting out and about. On discovering that my bike had been stolen I was so angry and gutted. My father had bought this for me, and this bike and me had been through many adventures together.
Cycling was a hobby I was really getting into with regular 10 mile bike rides becoming a necessary weekly occurrence for me. There’s nothing better than having the wind behind you as you’re pedalling along enjoying the fresh air, feeling free!! Just like the Buzzards soaring above my head as I meandered at various speeds through the countryside.
I will miss me old bike but I will remember to take even more security precautions with my next bike…. theft is not nice on any level and I for one will certainly be more careful next time. When you rely on something to get you from A to B and from A to C like I did with my bike, you only realise once its been stolen the true value of your trusted cycle!
Editor’s note: We’ll take the blame for the very bad film related pun in blog title!