Apart from a very wet Tuesday we have had brilliant weather this week. Too hot to speed around on the Brompton so I have been slowly pedalling on the Trek bike and keeping cool.
I tested the Bike Park at London Bridge Station, (see photo above). It has signs saying that the bikes are monitored and cameras but I wasn’t that confident. The bikes are mainly secured on those flimsy floor racks. London Bridge is in the process of renovating the station and my guess is that the Bike Park is a temporary fixture and the hopefully the new one will in place soon. The bike was still there when I came back after a couple hours.
I often go to the Angel, Islington and this is a hot spot for cyclists of all types. The citizens of Islington love their bikes which is great considering how well served they are by public transport. Yesterday the Police were out offering a free etching and registering service for all bikes. Unfortunately the Trek was at London Bridge and the Brompton at home. I was given a leaflet telling me how to register my bikes online. My Brompton is registered at the Brompton site but I am not sure if the bike was stolen and then found if the Police would go to Brompton to trace me.
The website where you can register your bike in the UK is the UK National Property Register at www.immobilise.com. But I hope that I never have to use this service.