Folks, Rod’s just asked me to remind you to ALWAYS lock your bike, even if you’re standing next to it.
He saw the theft of a bike outside the Coach and Horses yesterday while the owner and his friends were just feet away. He says “The thief loitered in the outside beer garden area and seeing his chance, jumped on the bike and took off. The owner and several people from the pub gave chase, but he got away. The Police have looked at CCTV footage, but don’t hold out much hope natch…”
He goes on to say “the police I spoke to said that bike theft in Greenwich is rife at the moment. The perp was a tallish Asian guy in his 20s, stubble, blue hoodie and jeans. I realise that doesn’t narrow it down much…”
I have to say I know of a guy who lost two bikes in two days. So, folks, even if you’re standing next to your cycle, lock it up, eh…
One good bit of news though, comes from Kevin who, after the discussions on the Cycle Babble thread got off his saddle-sore arse and actually did something:
Following your blog entry “Cycle Babble” recently (to which I posted a response) I emailed TfL and have received the following reply.
They have now changed the timings of the lights, which has improved matters.
Congratulations, Kevin. And thank you.
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