A severed bike lock and no bike...


A word of advice to all... don't lock up your one and only road bike in the bike shed at Southampton Airport Parkway railway station. You may never see it again!
Such is my situation today having left it there this morning before getting the train to London for the National Vocations Directors' Conference . When I came back tonight the bike was gone (a Trek 1000 with upgraded components all round). The thief/thieves had cut through the thick cable lock and left its remains on the ground as a provocation. Obviously a D-lock would have been more secure... I have one, but the cable lock has served me well for many years.
That bike has been on many adventures with me since 2004 (Liverpool to Santiago de Compostela and Lourdes, Southampton to Berlin and Assisi, through the Pyrenees from Mediterranean to Atlantic in August just gone). Kind of in shock right now, even though it's only a bike...
Spoke to a nice police officer who has passed on the details to British Transport Police (as it was at a railway station), asking them to look at CCTV footage. Obviously a very long shot, but stranger things have happened...


A man and his bike...
At Josselin, Brittany in August this year whilst riding around Brittany 
with friend Pete Smith (the week after our Pyrenean trek).
Post a Comment

Popular Posts

"The King’s Speech" - a personal reaction

Being successful + serving God, or being successful vs. serving God - pt. 1

40 acts for Lent