Abandoned part 39 & 40


An innocent bystander stumbled upon the carcasses of two recently violated bicycles in the Cardiff area last week, both bearing the ugly hallmarks of the same violent attacker. Whilst police sources cannot confirm they are the work of one individual or group, there are strong indications that the two heinous crimes are linked. Cycling groups in Cardiff have been warned to be extra vigilant and be wary of anyone wondering around, tooled up with a  full set of allen keys and a shifty little look about them.



The epicentre of this brace of pillaged bikes, is Churchill Way in Cardiff. Which, I think, tells you all you need to know about where not to lock up your bike in the city centre. Whilst I’ve spoofed the report up above – and the bottom bike could simply be dumped –  the point is valid; if you see someone who looks a bit dodgy, up to something that looks rather dodgy, then in all likelihood what they are doing is almost certainly bloody dodgy. 

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, Abandoned Part 37, Abandoned part 38

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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