This article was published in 2016, in Newsletter 125.
Cyclists in London are being warned to check under duct tape on bike racks before locking up their bikes. Recently spotted in Camberwell, south London, sections of these stands have been cut through by thieves and the damage then concealed by tape. Any bike later locked to these stands can easily be stolen simply by peeling back the tape and lifting out the bike. Though we have had no reports of this tactic being used by criminals in Cambridge please be vigilant for this ploy when securing your bike. Any damage to bike racks within Cambridge can be reported to the city council for repair.