Greetings from Oxford

Pulcinella

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Oxford
I'm a long-time cyclist, mainly for getting round town but also for longer touring rides – I’ve been passing lockdown by exploring how to do future trips including an end to end ride in Ireland.

My collection of bikes has been depleted over the years thanks to assorted bike thieves, and I'm currently relying largely on my trusty 10-year-old Raleigh Royal for most trips.
 
If we did cycling word association, "Oxford" would probably be followed by "Thieves!". There's an urban legend that gangs ship all the stolen bikes to Cambridge, and vice-versa.
 
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Pulcinella

Pulcinella

New Member
Location
Oxford
If we did cycling word association, "Oxford" would probably be followed by "Thieves!". There's an urban legend that gangs ship all the stolen bikes to Cambridge, and vice-versa.
I've heard that one too, and I've often wondered if there's any truth in it. I did once ask one of the cycling coppers about it, but he didn't have a clue (and given how low the police's detection rate for bike thefts here is, I wasn't very surprised).
 
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