How not to lock a bike #2

Badly locked bikeI spotted this complete failure outside one of Norwich’s best cafe bars, just before setting off on a night ride outside the city.

My bike was locked up next to it, which was probably pretty safe. It was certainly not the lowest hanging fruit for any passing bike thief that night.

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How not to lock a bike #1

bike not lockedI’ll admit to coming out of a shop to find that I’ve locked my bike to nothing but mid-air, but at least what I was aiming for was sturdy.

This, on the other hand, was doomed to failure from the start.

Talking of locks, if you ever come back to your bike to find that a cheap frame has been “accidentally” locked to yours, beware. Thieves often do this so you’re forced to leave it overnight, then they come for it and break your lock.