The bike’s long gone (theft in August), but a quick warning to anyone who cycles to the Castle.
My bike was left outside the Castle for about 2 hours with a gold-rated Kyrptonite D-lock. The CCTV’s come back and it wasn’t my incompetence at forgetting to lock it - the thief picked the lock (spending 5mins doing so) and then put it back together and left the lock untouched and in-tact around the stand (without bike). The lock still works and functions absolutely fine now…
Just a warning to perhaps use two different locks from two different brands or make sure there’s a nicer bike parked next to yours…!
I hadn’t thought thieves had got beyond car-jacks and power saws to get through locks, and hadn’t expected it to happen outside the climbing centre, behind a bike shop and on CCTV on a busy Sunday!
Watch out all! And if anyone sees a grey steel road bike with green handlebars in the area, let me know and there shall be a big reward!