Horrific scene discovered by passerby
Yesterday, a grisly discovery was made at a Central Cardiff bike shelter when a passer-by discovered 4 bikes which had been brutally slain and their parts removed. According to expert sources, the bikes had been moderately well secured by their owners in a purpose built facility, though it is not clear when the vicious crime (or crimes) were committed. Police are urging witnesses to come forward.
Four bikes in this condition suggests that there’s a problem with the positioning or monitoring (or both) of this shelter. It’s a perfectly good facility (not withstanding the short stanchions for attachment), but it runs along an alleyway, faces a windowless wall of a major store and is neither covered by CCTV nor in full view of people for extended periods. If possible, try and use a highly visible area to lock your bike and ALWAYS use two locks to secure your wheels. Sad isn’t it?
More in the series: Abandoned Part 1, Abandoned Part 2, Abandoned Part 3, Abandonded Part 4, Abandoned Part 5 Abandoned Part 6, Abandoned Part 7, Abandoned Part 8, Abandoned Part 9, Abandoned Part 10, Abandoned Part 11, Abandoned Part 12, Abandoned Part 13, Abandoned Part 14
If you come back to your bike to find it decimated by detritivores, please think about passing any unwanted bits to local social enterprises such as The Cardiff Cycle workshop, The Bristol Bike Project, ReCycling (London) or The Bike Station (Glasgow). This is part of an ongoing series to highlight cycle security, abandoned and vandalised bikes.