Use a se­cure lock to pro­tect your bike

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - GERAINT HAY­WARD Thack­eray Close Hilling­don

I WOULD like to warn any other read­ers who cy­cle to ASDA in Hayes of what hap­pened to my bi­cy­cle re­cently – it was stolen from the cy­cle racks out­side the store.

On re­view­ing the CCTV footage the se­cu­rity guard and I could see the thief – with his face ob­scured by his hooded jacket – rid­ing off with my bike only 2-3 min­utes af­ter I left it there.

He had ev­i­dently been nearby, ready with his cut­ters to cut through the lock, wait­ing for some­one to come and leave their bike there. Given the speed at which the bike was stolen, the se­cu­rity guard reck­ons this was a pro­fes­sional thief.

The lock I had on my bike was one of those coiled cable type com­bi­na­tion ones: need­less to say I will be in­vest­ing in a bet­ter one.

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