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Their usefulness as getaway vehicles and easy resale has helped make bicyles an unfortunate target in the riots blighting England’s major cities over the past few days. Reports of ringleaders orchestrating hooligans on (perhaps stolen) cycles and using them to evade police have been all over the news and Twitter.


High street chain Evans Cycles have been badly affected, with branches targeted on Monday evening and early on Tuesday. Their shop in Chalk Farm, London was particularly badly hit and remains closed.


“It took us all of yesterday to assess the impact of the break-in as the area was cordoned off by police for a good proportion of the day," managing director Mike Rice told BikeRadar. "Seventy or so bikes were taken from the store as well as accessories and clothing.






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That used to be one og my LBS stores, shame. I had been wondering if a bike shop would get looted. :(

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I've been thinking of getting a downhill bike, a XC bike, a fixie and a 29er to add to my currently very disadvantaged stable of only a road bike and a trailbike.......any Hubbers feeling like behaving British-like in Cape Town tonight?


(Tongue firmly in cheek)

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Chain Reaction Cycles - yummy...


It hard to actually imagine doing something like looting a shop and then going back to your normal life afterwards. If friends, families and colleages found out they would never speak to you again.


I guess I will just have to be content with looting my fridge when I get home from work - not there is much in there...

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