My good pal and Friend-of-the-blog John Mills has had his bike stolen last night, from a so-called secure lock-up outside Richmond Station. It even has CCTV, but since Police will tell you that these thieves almost certainly covered their heads with their hoodies, it’s a bit irrelevant.
The bike in question is the one mentioned previously in this blog (see 25th March, Corduroy, The Gentleman’s Lycra), the one I sold him last year. It’s very unpleasant when this happens to you, as I’m sure many of you have experienced. Coming back to find it gone is sickening. My favourite bike was stolen in Amsterdam whilst on a cycling holiday with our Jacob, and it created so many problems. The bike I bought to replace it with then is the one John has had stolen yesterday.
If anyone reading this has a road bike they might be interested in selling, probably about a size 54cm, please do get in touch with me via this site and I’ll pass the info on to John. And anyone living in that part of town, please do keep your eyes peeled for a (very rare, even unique in the UK) Jan Janssen red-and-black drop handlebar aluminium road bike. Basically, if it says Janssen on it, it’s John’s!! Thanks.