Abandoned Part 45

 “A rustification of abandonment”

I think I’ve coined a new collective noun and quite possibly, a new phrase. As I looked at a tangled mass of oxidised bits, that have been left pilfered, unloved and unwanted on this Sheffield Stand in Cathays Cardiff,  it popped in my head and just seemed to fit. “Rustification”. “Abandonment”.“A rustification of abandonment“. Yep. It fits. Sadly that phrase can be used all too often in our city spaces as looted bikes are left to the thieves, the council or the elements, whichever came sooner. On the plus side, at least a little ‘un is taking his/her tricycle security seriously.

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, Abandoned Part 39 and 40, Abandoned Part 41, Abandoned Part 42, Abandonded Part 43, Abandoned Part 44

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. 

2 replies »

  1. Thanks for the link Hannah. For the next abandoned post – sadly, I’m always stumbling across the poor blighters – I’ll add a recycling link for geographic areas.

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