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cashpoints and bikes

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Abitrary, 24 Jan 2008.

  1. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Does anyone cycle right up to cashpoints to get money out?

    And the minute you type your pin code in, start to feel nervous that you could be robbed or bike-jacked in such a vulnerable position?

    And then do it again the next day?
  2. longers

    longers Veteran

    No, I get out enough money for the whole week.
  3. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Ok. Do you get that single cash hit out, bestraddled on your bike?
  4. longers

    longers Veteran

    Yes, but it is only a small town not a hive of scum and villainy.
  5. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Ok, I basically mean at night in a less than salubrious part of town.
  6. Cyclista

    Cyclista New Member

    Yep, roll straight up to the cashpoint astride the bike, never worry about it. For the lengh of time that I am stationary, the chances of this happening are very small.

    And I get most of my money from cashpoints in Portsmouth, a less than salubrious town :smile:
  7. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Oh yes. Anyone who's ever got the ferry from portsmouth knows it.

    I got scared the first time I went there, and there was a bus going to a place called 'The Hard'.
  8. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I pretty much always do it - and Ive a better chance of getting away than if I was on foot even if the card was nabbed I could just call the bank and cancel the card. The only 'hotpoint' is when the money comes out but then I usually just grab card/money and shove the whole lot in pocket AND GO !
  9. Cyclista

    Cyclista New Member


    :biggrin: :tongue: It's a big bus stop where you can get to any part of Pompey that you wish :smile: and even get one out of there (as fast as you can!) should you want to :smile:
  10. Maz

    Maz Guru

    So you don't live in Moss Isley.
  11. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Easy solution is to not carry cash. I never do, I pay for everything by debit card. Then I don't have to worry about frittering all my money away on sweeties or being robbed on at the cashpoint whilst straddling my bike:biggrin:
  12. I get off the bike and walk to the machine, not because of security but because they are normally on the pavement.
  13. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Duh, once as an undercover ped I was approaching my local 'hole in the wall' and had a berk on a fixie ride up on the pavement, and basically push his way in front of the cash point and, ignoring everything else, was busily typing in his PIN etc.

    Watching him stood astride his bike it ocurred to me that if someone were to want to seriously rob this bloke, they could easily pin('scuse pun)him against the wall with his own bike, snatch the cash and then leg it.

    Of course we wouldn't want that happening to anyone, but especially not to someone who has been riding on the pavement:evil::ohmy:. :biggrin:

    T x
  14. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    agree with plax, i try not to carry too much cash.

    Although I don't see why you're any more likely to be mugged astride your bike using the cash machine than walking up to the cash machine without your bike?
  15. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    I've never heard about anyone being mugged on a bike at a cash point, but I do feel like I'm in a dentist waiting room when I do it.

    Put it this way, if I was a mugger, I'd wait at cashpoints for cyclists to pull up and then accost them and nick whatever was worth more.

    I'd even try and get a coherent appraisal of why their bike would be worth any more than what they'd taken out of the wall, stroke my chin, and take the lesser worth one, just out of respect for their playing the game.