- Cannock: Car broken into and bike… And most of my life stolen :(
Cannock Chase this afternoon, parked at the water works car park. Out for an hour. Lost a 2013 apple green Orange Five that I’ve just spent the last 5 months building up. White Kashima forks. Black Pro IIs on WTB rims. Renthal bars, gunmetal sunline stem. I hadn’t even ridden the bike yet.
On top of this two North Face base camp bags were taken. One containing pretty much all the bike clothing I’ve carefully collected over the years…
The other bag pretty much contained all the clothes I own. I was on my way to a conference and to see family and friends, and I’d pretty well packed everything I own.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, as always.
Please keep your eyes peeled guys.
I can’t quite figure how someone would actually do that, or how they manage to sleep at night? Beside the bike.. I don’t have any clothes or bike kit anymore.. I’m in a state of shock about it. They would’ve known what they were taking as both bags were unzipped.
Photos of the bike to follow.Posted 1 year ago
Nope. Not insured.. Not normally left out of my sight either. Was out for a quick lap on my 2007 Anthem at the time. So I’m not left bike less.. I was well aware of Cannock’s reputation and even had a pretty bad feeling about parking where I was, but I was also in a bit of a rush, so headed into the first parking spot I saw.. Just wish I hadn’t now.. 🙁
I don’t live anywhere near Cannock – so if anyone spots anything looking like my clothes dumped somewhere out that way I would be grateful. The bike I can just about live with, replacing my whole wardrobe is pretty much impossible.Posted 1 year agoRosssMember
That sucks mate.
I ride Cannock most weeks and always park at the water works, I’ve never heard of this before and usually on a saturday the place is rammed. I’m on a lot of local Buy/sell groups so will keep an eye out for you. I’m sorting through a load of clothes at the minute so i might have some stuff of use. My email is in my profile, send me an email when you get chance and I’ll do what I can.Posted 1 year ago
Cheers chaps.. Overwhelmed with the response on here.. And still feeling pretty overwhelmed generally about it. The car was indeed parked just at the start of Monkey Trail beside the pump station. I deliberately put it there cos of various signs at that spot warning of CCTV coverage. They are just signs though, it appears. Strange thing was, the way I parked the car – it was parked in front of – or rather obscured by – a large rental van. It’s here say to suggest whether that had anything to do with it, but my gut tells me so. Van was driving out of the car park as I arrived, but I was in too much of a state of shock to consider reacting quickly to do anything. Almost makes me wonder if the van had been hired for the purpose.
No house insurance though, no form of insurance whatsoever. I’m normally pretty god damn careful…
Thanks for the very generous offers of support! I’m a M / L.. clothes size. Will need to let this all sink in before I really know what to do next. Might PM you guys later.. I’m at ajones(at)earthwatch(dot)org(dot)uk
I’ve got a few t shirts and a pair of crappy holed and ripped casual trousers at home, plus my GFs gone out and bought some random crap, albeit warm and comfortable, clothes from Primark. They left my shoes, which is a bonus. And my free MBUK hat from 2013, which was nice of them. Running kit gone, swimming kit gone, blood pressure medication gone, toiletries, jeezus.. Even a small pocket radio that my late Dad bought me 20 years ago. Going through an inventory of it all in my head is pretty f’ing upsetting to be honest..Posted 1 year agoscaredypantsSubscriber
I lost about 10kg this year and so have quite a lot of spare 90kg bloke clothes (36w trousers, few 42-44 sweatshirts etc and work shirts 16 1/2 if you need that sort of thing). My wife would be delighted if they disappeared; I was planning on resurrecting the baggy look. (I have a feeling that sants will be bringing skinny shit my way).
I don’t really have bike gear as such, apart from lycra shorts with chamois
They’re all a bit old and so am I – I’d suggest you ignore this post if you’re under
email in profile. gear near southampton but we have a post officePosted 1 year ago
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