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Round headed nuts have been fitted to the racks at Cambridge North station. This was after a spate of thefts in which the racks were unbolted. Thank you Greater Anglia for sorting this out (at last).

Less bike than #94248 a few days later.

The wheel still attached to the lamppost, the bike frame upturned on the handlebars and rear wheel missing. I'd guess that this is a classic case of theft of bike parts. A few days later: #94340.

Warning of bike theft at The Punter pub, Cambridge

Two bikes were left here by a couple of friends (aged 16) on Friday. On Monday evening when they came to collect them only one remained. It had been secured with this cable and padlock. The D-lock had been added by the owner's mother at the ... [more]

Clearly thought to be worth nicking! #smallconsolation RT @andy_homer: where my lovely @Chris_Boardman bike was. https://t.co/QYjhZCjhbr See also: https://stolen-bikes.co.uk/stolen-bikes/boardman-bikes-team-hybrid-3/

Racks at Droitwich Spa station with a tracker bike warning of the risk of theft.

Eyes poster

Text on this bike which has been sloppily sprayed with a fluorescent colour says "Tracker Bikes in Operation".

@stolenbikes_uk My new Lekker (all black) was stolen on Fry in from of St Leonard Church (https://t.co/2Tv1QwdFsF) http://t.co/oehKPcUShM

Remnants of stolen bikes need to be removed from bike rack in front of Tesco Express. The are obstructing pavement and impair proper use of bike rack.

You needn't have a quality bike but if you cherish what you ride use a decent lock and mind where you lock it. Broken bikes and broken locks are a too familiar sight behind the Brewers Arms on St Johns Street. See also #65993.

A ransacked bike.

The sign says that there have been bike thefts recently, with locks being cut. Part of the problem is these dreadful cycle racks that make it very difficult to secure a bike properly.

Curious sign which reads (sic): 66 Claud Butler Bike! This bike was stollen + has been recovered by its lawful owner. Any problems call the police! 99 It took me a while to work out what it was talking about. The conclusion I cam ... [more]

My bike and a City of London Police bike warning of theft.

Cycle thieves eyes poster. The problem at the railway station in Cambridge is the dire shortage of secure cycle racks - which should be solved by the building of a 3000 space cycle park by about this time next year. http://www.ncl.ac. ... [more]

Cycle security operation.

BBC story about prying eyes poster which has apparently reduced bike theft. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22275952

Police investigate how easy it is to steal a bike http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20248847

It seems that Leicester, like Cambridge suffers from a peak of cycle theft in October. Thefts have occurred in the university areas of the city.

WANTED!!!.........two wheels in Roath

A scavenged bike by the busway.

Boots: "Losing the weight has been the best thing I've ever done"/ Police Warning: "Lock it or lose it!.

Reading Station's notorious bike parking (where roughly 70 bikes were stolen between 2008-2010, although down from 116 '06-'08). Note the missing bike, top left (ahem, lock it through the frame folks)!

On Thursday 12 August 2010 a dropped handlebar (“Concept SL Race Bar alloy” and “Concept SL, Ahead, aluminium”) with a pair of brake leavers (“Shimano 105 Double with extra Tektro lever”) was removed from a black Focus Merluza A ... [more]

On Thursday 12 August 2010 a dropped handlebar (“Concept SL Race Bar alloy” and “Concept SL, Ahead, aluminium”) with a pair of brake leavers (“Shimano 105 Double with extra Tektro lever”) was removed from a black Focus Merluza A ... [more]

The new housing on Orchard Park has brick sheds like this one dotted about that is intended for cycle parking. Good, but on opening the (unsecured) doors it is extremely disappointing to find flimsy wheelbenders that provide no security for ... [more]

A PCSO shows me the railing that was cut-through to steal a bike said to be worth £700.

How to lock your bike sign by these sheffield style racks.

Cycle parking off Petty Curry / Regent Street with warning message against cycle theft: "What's the quickest way to a criminal record in Cambridge? TAKE A BIKE Plain clothes Police officers operate in this area. DON'T take a bike that's no ... [more]

Cycle parking off Petty Curry / Regent Street with warning message against cycle theft: "What's the quickest way to a criminal record in Cambridge? TAKE A BIKE Plain clothes Police officers operate in this area. DON'T take a bike that's no ... [more]

Detail of the twisted lock from #4726.

Wheelbender cycle parking - only a front wheel left behind.

Wheelbender cycle parking. Stolen bike only a front wheel left behind.

Neighbourhood Witch - with a clever cycle basket anti theft device.

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