We were amused by this little story in today’s Yorkshire Evening Post about a reformed thief who fronted a Police anti-burglary campaign only to find himself in trouble again for stealing a marked bicycle belonging to the POLICE.
We know people go to extraordinary lengths to recover a stolen bicycle. We have featured some of these stories here on Going Going Bike over the last couple of years.
There is nothing more we like than making life hard for bike thieves here on Going Going Bike, so we wholeheartedly support the funding project of a group of Canadian cyclists who want to create a series of web-based TV programmes called “To Catch a Bike Thief”.
We were rather amused to hear the following case of the “pot calling the kettle black” after a man who tried to sell a stolen bike threatened to call the police on the the legal owner of the bike who had stolen the item back.
Many emotions and feelings go through your brain when a bike is stolen. Loss is one, anger is another.
So this morning, Going Going Bike went off to the cinema for an exclusive preview showing of a film in the backstreets of Shoreditch in London. This film didn’t feature Hollywood “A” listers but had the humble bike as the star actor in a short film about cycle theft and how people respond to a theft when they see one taking place right in front of them.
The number of cyclists being mugged for their bikes is unfortunately a rising bike crime statistic but one recent victim refused to take the experience of being bike mugged lying down and helped to alert Police to the mugger after finding the mugger’s profile on Facebook.
We’ve featured a bike lock that is integral to the design of the bike itself on GGB before but a new bike design called the SPiNe has taken the concept a step forward with a much simpler take on the idea.
When a bike is stolen, the internet is often the first port of call as you scour eBay, online classifieds and local markets in an attempt to recover your prized possession.
You’d guess someone working in a bike shop would have a bit of a turn of speed? The shop manager at Action Bikes certainly put in a big gear last Saturday morning (November 5) when he managed to out pedal a thief who managed to nab a bike from the shop.