Abandoned Part 36

Abandoned Part 35 (1 of 1)

This is what happens when your back is turned.

This is what happens if you lock up your bike, out of sight, out of mind.

This is what happens if you leave it lonely and vulnerable.

This is what happens.

Barrack Lane, Cardiff. Don’t lock your bike here unless you’re visiting the excellent Gravity Station or Grazing Shed, and you have full view of it; even if it is a ‘chip shop’ bike. Once these two establishments close and night settles heavily, tumbleweed blows down Barrack Lane, accompanied by tooled up pilferers and other sporadic lowlife. This picture was taken a few weeks back, when only one wheel was missing. The frame is slowly giving up its booty.

Wherever possible, lock your rear wheel, front wheel and frame, using facilities that are within public and – where possible – CCTV view.

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 22Abandoned Part 23Abandoned Part 24, Abandoned Part 25Abandoned Part 26Abandoned Part 27Abandoned Part 28Abandoned Part 29Abandoned Part 30, Abandoned Part 31,Abandoned Part 32, Abandoned Part 33, Abandoned Part 34, Abandoned Part 35

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. 

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