Abandoned Part 24

frame 2 (1 of 1)

Police sources have revealed that a South Wales walker has stumbled across the decomposing frame of a bicycle on moorland close to the Bridgend area. Due to the age and condition of the bicycle, it could not be accurately identified and Police are checking through chain ring records in an attempt to establish its identity. The walker was said to be deeply shocked and is being looked after by friends and relatives. When asked if the circumstances surrounding the bike were suspicious, a spokesman for South Wales Police commented, ‘Any time we find a badly rusted, plundered and dumped bicycle that is completely beyond repair, we always find it bloody suspicious’.

frame 3 (1 of 1)

Out on the Welsh moors, this abandoned bike descends into organic matter. It’ll take a while, but like all of us, its  slowly going back to nature. I wonder what type of life it led?

Images courtesy of Rhys John.

More in the series: Abandoned Part 1Abandoned Part 2Abandoned Part 3Abandonded Part 4Abandoned Part 5 Abandoned Part 6Abandoned Part 7Abandoned Part 8Abandoned Part 9Abandoned Part 10Abandoned Part 11Abandoned Part 12Abandoned Part 13Abandoned Part 14Abandoned Part 15Abandoned Part 16Abandoned Part 17Abandoned Part 18Abandoned Part 19Abandoned Part 20Abandoned Part 21Abandoned Part 22

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 workshopThe Bristol Bike Project,  ReCycling (London), Bicycle recycling (Gosport) or The Bike Station (Glasgow). This is part of an ongoing series to highlight cycle security, abandoned and vandalised bikes. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s