Goodbye Red Brompton

Posted on AW on 26/09/2011

As many know, I cycle everywhere. It is so much easier, no parking problems and waiting around (to my shame I jump red lights). I cycled to a Santander branch.  I locked my lovely £800 red Brompton bicycle. As I came out of Santander, I was shocked to see my Brompton had gone, and the lock was left intact

It was parked about 5 minutes’ walk from a Police Station.  I went straight to the Police. To my surprise, they were really helpful. They immediately put a call out for a red folding Brompton.

I do not think I will get my Brompton back. I am now bike less. I will walk into Halfords tomorrow and buy one of those £150 bikes.  I need a bicycle. I do not like driving. Just waiting in traffic is such a waste of time. With cycling, I get to my destination, and I also get exercise.

Okay, I was careless. I was in such a rush that I did not lock the Brompton properly. I put the lock on the seat post making it very easy to remove the bike from the lock, without breaking it.

New bike order for me tomorrow.

19/05/2016

Good old days on AW. A fantastic response on AW to this post. A must read:

http://www.accountingweb.co.uk/community/blogs/firsttab/goodbye-red-brompton

I think I had 4 other bikes that disappeared since parting with my red Brompton. 

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