Remember the Great Bike Light Bracket theft? Well, it seems Lambeth Council was paying attention because shortly afterwards a security kit came through our door complete with pretty shiny stickers for attracting thieves’ attention and an ultra-violet pen for marking things with your home address so thieves can, once they have stolen your bike, ride round to yours and get the rest of your stuff while you’re still walking home. Today was the first chance I had to sort my bike out in daylight so I’ve been busy. I couldn’t write small enough to put my postcode on the light bracket itself, but I did managed to do this:
The tape should at least slow them down so the CCTV camera gets a good set of images, always supposing someone’s watching and somebody cares when I report the theft of a bit of small black plastic worth all of 35p (but costing £4.50 to replace). And the best bit? When they finally cut or wind all the tape off they’ll find it’s superglued on to the handlebars*.
I’m almost hoping they’ll try.
*Thanks to Tube Dude for this suggestion.