Break in at the SEEKRIT BUNKER
Sadly, on returning home from holiday this morning, I found that we’ve been burgled. Upon opening the front doors of our lock-up garage (known affectionately as the SEEKRIT BUNKER), I saw that someone had kicked in the smaller door at the back which was bolted and screwed shut and forced it open, pushing the heavy workbench aside to gain entry.
Although I’m still looking to see what’s gone, I can definiately say that they stole eight of our bicycles and my compound bow. There’s probably other stuff too – the garage was stuffed full of all our treasures. I wanted to start posting about my amazing time in Australia and Tasmania today, but instead I need to ask a favour. If you live in the Ealing area, please be on the look out for these bicycles. In the small ads, online and in local second hand shops.
1. Specialized Ruby road bike – carbon fibre
47cm, light blue and carbon
More bikes and pics after the jump…
2. On One Pompino fixed gear bike – steel with carbon forks
48cm, light blue
3. Dolan track bike – Aluminium
48cm, dark blue
4. Planet X road bike – carbon fibre
58cm, black carbon
5. Roberts Transcontinental custom tourer – steel
56cm, bright red
Not something I like to think of in the hands of the local criminals.
The police have been today, as has the Scenes Of Crime Officer. He got some useable evidence about the break-in. The bikes that haven’t been stolen (they didn’t take our tandem, Brox, Yuba Mundo, my Brompton or my Mercian) have all been moved elsewhere and the garage has been secured.
Although the bikes were insured, we’ve initially been told by the insurance company that they won’t pay out. Apparently they changed the wording on our policy to exclude rented garages, despite us specifically asking for such cover when we took it out. For nearly ten grand’s worth of bicycles, we’re going to fight this, as you might expect.
If you see any of these things for sale anywhere, please mail me on fixiegirl*at*gmail*dot*com as soon as you can, or leave a comment here. Please will you also let as many of your friends know about this as possible by tweeting and reblogging this. Maybe, just maybe, we might find some of these lovely bikes.