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ITV - Program on Cycle theft

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by ufkacbln, 14 Jul 2007.

  1. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    ITV1 are to show a porogram highlightingthe problem with Cycle theft in London - May be worth a look.
  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    that could be interesting
    and terribly depressing :?:

    Sad fact of life, a bike lock is never really going to stop someone stealing a bike. When a convicted bike thief gets a meaningless sentence, it just shows what this means to our government.

    Should be interesting viewing
  3. OP

    ufkacbln Guest

    I may be "responsible" for the Brick Lane aspect.

    There were feelers put around a few months ago asking for experiences and information.

    I suggested that one of the most common occurrences on Forums was the mention of Brick Lane......

    Of course - it may be totally irrelevant, and not the case at all, but I would like to think.
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    With Brick Lane so well known for the selling of stolen bikes I would have thought the Police could very easily stop the actions by not only catching the thieves but also charging the people doing the buying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. orkneyblues

    orkneyblues Well-Known Member

    when is it on?
    Orkney has a pretty low crime rate, but I have started locking my bike in town these days as I have started to worry over my pride and joy being nicked, as unlikely as it may be. I think that the cycle theft in most towns and cities have made me feel paranoid.
  6. Well, show people how to steal a bike - or break into a car, burgle a house, etc - and
    a) it gives more scumbags the idea and shows them how to do it
    :?: it shows cyclists how bikes are stolen so you know how to effectively lock one up and deter someone from stealing it

    Sadly, on balance I think :?: far outweighs a)
    - scumbags who are likely to steal bikes already know how to do it, or easily find out from their mates - they don't need a television program or magazine article to tell them how
    - but how many honest people don't know how to actually lock up a bike effectively : if they're determined to steal your bike then they'll usually get it, but if they're just going to steal a bike and yours is better locked-up than another, then perhaps yours will stay and they nick the other one.

    My wifey carried a great big heavy U-lock to our running club 5K the other week. We're both injured, not running, so were both marshalling.
    I was doing lead-bike duties, so didn't bother with any sort of lock - I was on the bike the whole time, or leaning on it.
    Mrs wrx was doing finish times, U-locked the bike to a post even though it was only near where she was standing.
    After the race, she was a bit embarrassed when I just lifted the whole bike, U-lock and all off the post...
  7. col

    col Veteran

    Interesting thread,i remember some time ago a cycling mag i used to get that did a test on bike locks,bronze, silver and gold i think they were rated at?and how long it took to get them off with the tools used,if i remember correctly there was only a matter seconds between them and some of those cost £50 or more i think,a little dissapointing really,i wonder how much better or effective locks are now in comparison,if at all.