Don't you lot ever ride out of the garden gate? Mine goes by car 2/3 times a year.
as slackalice says, but of an empathy fail. You live in the middle of the Forest of Dean. Some of us dont happen to live slap-bang in the middle of ridding Meccas and have to drive to trails. Didnt think that was such a difficult concept to grasp, intellectually.
What is the point of nicking stuff if you dont have a customer with cash waiting
Expensive bikes are not stolen 'to order' as in "customer X wants a carbon Nomad", but thieves will have a known handler who can readily dispose of the bikes.