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  • Assaulted on my morning ride! ūüėü
  • Premier Icon esselgruntfuttock
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    Get a knackered phone to carry in your pocket & if it happens again*, chuck it at him/them.
    Keep your actual phone hidden obs.
    *Hope it was a one off!

    Premier Icon malv173
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    Most of my routes feel pretty safe, but I think I’m gonna look into that side button 999 tip.

    Sorry it’s taken your awful experience to learn that. Little a holes. Hope you can get through this OK.

    Premier Icon lairdburkart
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    Had a few things like this happen to me. And not always the young ones neither.
    Takes a while to get the head right after.
    One thing that always helps me is when I caught a gang member on his own and he actually cried as he thought I was going to hurt him!
    I did not of course but maybe he grew a brain.
    They are mainly just daft children young or old.
    Stay cool and keep riding
    Stuff em

    Premier Icon neilthewheel
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    That sounds like a horrible experience OP. I would at least ask the police to refer you to victim support and don’t be afraid to ask them for counselling. I had a bad experience that Durham police made far, far worse with their inept response and I had two years of mental anguish that put me on my arse. Try not to let it get to that stage!

    Premier Icon goslow
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    Damn, that is somewhere I occasionally ride, I’d best watch out. I was recently in the woods near Houghall (which is close to there) when our little dog was almost flattened by a lad out of control on a bike.

    In defense of Durham Police when I had my garage broken into they did recover some of the stolen items and made a successful prosecution.

    Premier Icon oceanskipper
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    That‚Äôs a good shout re the victim support ‚Äď thanks. I went out this morning and was decidedly nervous ‚Äď I avoided the route in that I used yesterday and in fact I may never go that way again, at least not in the early morning anyway. Utter scumbags.

    For anyone local this is where it happened:

    https://goo.gl/maps/sFsaGic1Eu1a8jCN8

    Premier Icon monkeycmonkeydo
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    Anybody else amazed that the yobs were up that early?They must have been up all night.

    Premier Icon oceanskipper
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    Yeah they looked like they had been out all night, they were wasted, eyes all glazed and bloodshot.

    Premier Icon redthunder
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    This ought to ping to GCN or GMBN

    Could they of been after your bike or was it just attempted murder ? ‚Äúbye‚ÄĚ

    Zen waves sent your way.

    Looking into the 999 thing on my phone now, and I must watch more Jack Reacher (Series version), get some tips.

    Premier Icon oceanskipper
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    Tbh I think they were contemplating coming down the bank to get the bike but given how steep it was they thought twice, in that time I had dialled 999 so they gave up. No 1 scumbag definitely was after getting hold of my phone. It wasn’t a targeted attack as there is no way they knew I’d be there and they weren’t lying in wait. If the bike was their target they could have got it before I went down the bank. I go out a lot but it’s not at the same time and often I go elsewhere.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    This is terrible news, ad luck OP and I’m glad you are safe.

    The same thing happed to Russ Jones of Hackney GT fame on Wednesday night. Riding home from Beastway racing and he’s had his bike nicked from under him. He needs it for upcoming completion, really bad news.

    Premier Icon fasthaggis
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    That is bad news Kryton,used to know Russ,hope he’s OK.

    Premier Icon monkeycmonkeydo
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    They will have been on drugs OP. I always try to remember that the North East is actually the Wild West. Vigilance is required at all times.Take care,Neil.

    Premier Icon monkeycmonkeydo
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    The front of my ‚Äėsteed‚Äôis also shod with bomber 55rs!You really wouldn‚Äôt want to get in front of it.

    Premier Icon northernsoul
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    Awful to hear OP, I hope you get the help you need to get past this and recover your mojo quickly.

    OH runs down there from time to time. The Sherburn Road estate has a bit of a reputation ‚Äď she‚Äôs been ok so far but tends to stick to non-quiet times of day.

    As for Houghall woods ‚Äď they‚Äôre very nice (especially at this time of year), but do occasionally attract some unusual types. Not so long ago a man (now caught) had a habit of running naked through the woods alongside joggers.

    Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    The front of my ‚Äėsteed‚Äôis also shod with bomber 55rs!You really wouldn‚Äôt want to get in front of it.

    ??? Is confusion, why not?

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    OP that is shocking! Couldn’t believe what I was reading.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Hope you’re okay OP. It’s a terrible feeling when something like this happens to you and, as others have stated, it can take a few days for you to process. The little **** will pick on the wrong person someday.

    Premier Icon yiman
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    This makes me both very sad and very angry a the kind of world my kids are growing up into. Hope you are ok.

    Premier Icon grimep
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    good to know where our taxes are going

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    grimep
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    good to know where our taxes are going

    Conservatives cut ~15,000 from the police numbers.

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