The dirty deed of a stolen steed

Sadly, I became just another crime statistic a couple of hours ago when my Brompton folding bike was stolen in Spitalfields. It was taken from a group of three bikes locked together by the zebra crossing railings at the corner of Commercial and Fournier Streets, London E1 ( It was taken in the 20 minute period between 18.40 and 1900hrs and, whilst not particularly disctinctive, it has a number of non standard details.


  • Brompton L6
  • British Racing Green
  • 2 part Brompton telescopic seat post – not standard
  • Front pannier bracket
  • Reflective green London Cycling Campaign sticker on headtube
  • Two yellow inline skate wheels on rear triangle – not standard
  • Cateye Krypton front light (silver in colour)
  • 3 LED Cateye rear light
  • Frame No: 203863
  • Serial No: 0410031920

It has been reported to the Police via their online Non-Emergency Minor Crime Notification, so if you see a green Brompton on your travels, these photos of the bike and the distinctive skate wheels might help you work out if it’s mine. If you see it, please report it to the nearest police station, quoting Crime No: 4214303/05.

One Response to “The dirty deed of a stolen steed”

  1. pigpogm says:

    Sorry to hear about that – I hope it was at least insured?

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