Abandoned Part 37

Part 36 (1 of 1)

Watching the world go by. That’s me. I see barges and canal boats, kayaks and dinghies. I see buskers and street performers, parties of kids for the Aquarium, the science centre and the city. I see tourists and businessmen, locals and wayfarers. What I don’t see any more is anything different, or bump along the pavé beneath my frame, feel the joy of useful service or give the gift of excitement.

Bristol harbourside. A nice prominent spot in a bustling part of the city. Visibility doesn’t protect your wheels though (or your saddle for that matter).

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, Abandoned Part 36

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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    • Thanks. For me, abandoned bikes represent annoyance that someone will help themselves to another’s property, an interest in the pitfalls of how and where to lock your steed and finally, some sort of sad photographic beauty in the remaining parts of the abandoned bike. Sadly, there’s no shortage of material to work with.

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