I’m on a tracker at­tack

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

I can’t be­lieve how many bik­ers fail to fit a track­ing de­vice to their bikes. Liv­ing in London, I’ve had the un­for­tu­nate ex­pe­ri­ence of hav­ing bikes stolen FOUR times this year. After the first time, when my bike was stolen from out­side my work­place, I got a tracker fit­ted to the re­place­ment. The sec­ond theft was from a Sains­bury’s car park. Broad day­light, alarm fit­ted, chain through the back wheel, disc lock on the front. Made no dif­fer­ence. The bike was re­cov­ered by the po­lice from a block of flats less than a mile from my home. The third theft was from near my work­place. Thicker chain, up to 12mm links. I tracked the bike to a bike bay less than a mile from where it was stolen. It was back in my pos­ses­sion less than 15 min­utes after it went miss­ing. The fourth theft was from a dif­fer­ent spot near my work­place. A 16mm chain was cut by a cord­less an­gle grinder. I tracked the bike to a bike bay in­side a res­i­den­tial block, again less than a mile from where it was stolen. Name and ad­dress sup­plied

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