So, we've had bikes numbers 4 and 5 stolen now, all in one year. Got burgled at about 10.30 last night while we were out eating curry at the Sheesh Mahal on Gloucester Road.
They used an axe to smash through our back door, set the burglar alarm off, but got away with my Santa Cruz Blur LT and Jo's Prophet before the neighbours came out. 2 kids between 14 and 15 apparently.
The police turned up pretty quick and, again, tried to convince me that these incidents arent organised or planned, and that we arent being targetted in any way. I beg to differ, the evidence is mounting up!
They did offer to drive us around the 'Mead to have a look out, but I know that isnt how these kids operate, the bikes would already be locked up, ready to be sold on to Mr Big later. Probably being stripped down down, ready for Ebay.
For those interested, I live just off the Gloucester Road near the John Cabot pub - yes, really, Gloucester Road Bike Theft Shocker!! I've lost count of the incidents in BS7 reported on this site. Our first theft happened in February this year, so they obviously waited the traditional 3 months and came back for the replacements, and found them in my dining room this time.
Luckily we're off to Mallorca next weekend for a long weekend of dusty trails, and luckily we've arranged to hire bikes.