Stolen – Centreparcs Longleat: Orange Five29
CP is well known for bike thefts!
Seriously? I had the misfortune of going to that CP last year and I’ve never seen a sh1tter collection of BSO bikes. If I was minded to thieve some bikes that’s not where I’d be hanging out.
Sorry to hear about your mates loss though. Thieving scum.Posted 3 years ago
Sorry to hear that. I take my good bike there because of the nice cheeky trails outside the campus. Never use it inside CP and the Wife just can’t understand what’s wrong with leaving it on the car roof or out side the pool if its locked. As above, its put inside the chalet boiler room day and night with the front wheel hidden.
Don’t see too many high end bikes at CP, although this is more to do with most people won’t have high end bikes anyway. Usually its a £900 rockhopper or something which people think its fine to leave on their car roof with a simple lock.Posted 3 years agomartibSubscriber
Seen the Security staff swanning around outside the park at a nearby Car Park in their vehicle complete with Blue Lights, when I have been up there for an evening ride. Perhaps they ought to concentrate on Security inside their remit i.e. inside the wire.Posted 3 years ago
Also seen comments on a Facebook page by one of the Security staff at Longleat who seems to think that cyclists are above law, which really seems to be at odds with the Centre Parcs ethos.
I’m Going on friday and was planning on taking my bike but having serious second thoughts now. taken 3 yrs to get it were it is and i’d be gutted. trouble is my alternate bike (cx) is prob just as likely! i have 3 locks that i was going to use. would be interested to find out when and where at the centre it was taken!Posted 3 years ago
Creedy – if you are specifically wanting to ride alongside the kids or use a trailer I’d have concerns too leaving it anywhere not in the chalet. However, if its to just get around I’d not bother taking a bike- everything is within walking distance or use the `train’.Posted 3 years agojuliansMember
We’re going to longleat in a few weeks and I was going to take the bike to ride on the trails outside the park.
I’ve heard a lot of stories about bikes being nicked, so would definitely like to hear the circumstances this one was nicked under (ie was it just left outside at night etc).
Was planning to take BFO lock/chain, and leave inside chalet in boiler cupboard, and not use it to get around the park.Posted 3 years agoratherbeintobagoSubscriber
Don’t see too many high end bikes at CP
You do see the odd one – I saw an Intense Spider 29 chained up by the sports centre at Whinfell last time we went.
However, if its to just get around I’d not bother – everything is within walking distance or use the `train’.
This.Posted 3 years ago
Yeah had planned on a ‘me’ day riding outside the centre and was going to look at the local stuff. i might hire one there for pootling around with the kids and leave mine inside until i need it. don’t really want the worry of my bike when i’m supposed to be enjoying family time. the wife can’t understand how they get in to knick stuff in a supposedly secure compound.Posted 3 years ago_daveRSubscriber
I took my fairly decently specced Gyro and the wifes GaryFisher, both stand out from the hire bikes.
We used them all week and just used two big locks with no issue. At night they went into the boiler cupboard.
From talking to the bike hire guys, the best thing to do is to make sure you lock them up in a busy, open place. They told me most go from outside chalets at night or from places other than the main bike paring areas.Posted 3 years ago
Just a little update on the longleats CP. While i was there i know of one bike theft and another attempted. security and the police were running operations to try and stamp this out. the security i spoke to said they were taking this very serious as it is affecting thir rep as a safe site. There were gangs working in 3’s one female spotter 2 knicking the bikes. they were also stopping anyone on higher end bikes and checking details. These thefts seem to be on change over days when people are either just getting there (exicted unsure of layout) or leaving (stressed with packing the kids! one last swim).Posted 3 years ago
They do seem to be taking it very serious and was advised to double lock my bike even in the boiler room.
Oh and the trails outside are pretty top notch, just got to work a bit to string a run together!
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