Firstly, sincere condolences Glenn, I too hope you get well soon and your bike back in one undamaged piece. I am shocked reading this story (but in today’s society not really surprised!).
Secondly, I am more surprised at the attitude of some of the posters below, generalising against minorities??
Don’t get me wrong. The cyclist who caused all this according to the report is clearly at fault and probably didn’t even do a Cycling Proficiency test? The thief should get the worst allowable punishment in law given the circumstances BUT;
Supermario – All cyclists should be hanged by their testicles? Really? Does your wild statement include MOTORcyclists? I assure you that I am a motorcyclist first, car driver second and cyclist third. We’re not all idiots. Some of us have an acute awareness of other road users due a keen survival instinct.
Prejudice against a minority 1.
(PS - I also agree with snev. Even in a real world where people do bad things we should still have the right to expect our belongings to be where we left them! It’s yours and society’s attitude that needs changing to make it unacceptable!!)
Igoldup / Steady2wheels / Bird1050 – (Racism) Surely you’re not suggesting that all Black people are thieves? Are you the same people cheering on black participants in the Olympics (or any other form of sport)? I wonder what your attitude would be if there was a black MotoGP star or the like?
Prejudice against a minority 2.
The above named are probably the first ones shouting when us motorcyclists are ‘hard done by’ because of PREJUDICE AGAINST A MINORITY??
Rant over – and to reiterate, I hope the pair b@stards who caused all this trouble are caught and punished severely because of what they’ve done, not who they are.