They circled slowly, tooled up with scaffold pipe and bolt cutters, braying for blood.
<the first blow lands>
<feet land on the wheel>
<components are removed>
Annihilated in Park Place. This poor thing really has endured some violence. This particular spot – adjacent to the Park Hotel Cardiff – seems to be particularly prone to cycle crime. Note similar damage to other cycles in the background.
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, Abandoned Part 15
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.