Abandoned Part 46

  1. 1.
    an internal or external framework of bone, cartilage, or other rigid material supporting or containing the body of an animal or plant.
    “the human skeleton”
  2. 2.
    the supporting framework, basic structure, or essential part of something.
    “the plundered skeleton of a commuters bike”

Well…..There’s not very much left of this poor chap, is there? I spotted this scene on a short trip to South Bank University in London. This cycle storage area was tucked back off the street, a short hop from Elephant and Castle underground station. Unfortunately the dark recesses of our cities provide lots of opportunity for unwanted attention (particularly at night). Always pay heed to where you lock your bike.

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, Abandoned Part 45

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) , The Bike Station (Glasgow) or Re-cycle (Isle of Wight and other locations). This is part of an ongoing series to highlight cycle security, abandoned and vandalised bikes. 

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