May 24th – How not to lock your bike. An everyday workplace cycle rack. A brand spanking new Ridgeback Storm bike, bought on the excellent cycle to work scheme, secured with a £35, good quality lock. What can possibly go wrong?

The bike is only locked to the rack by a £40 rear wheel, held in by a quick release. Time taken to liberate the rest of the bike? Seconds. In these racks, a cable round the rack is essential, or lock the wheel to the bicycle frame. See Sheldon Brown for tips on locking.

I hope the owner doesn’t work in engineering. Top marks to the cycle chic lady with the single speed Africa Bike, though…

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