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    I'm with you Travs.

    I find that it is sometimes safer to hide one's bike behind a drystone wall or hedge rather than lock it somewhere in view.

    You must also remember that you will also have extra kit to secure, cycling shoes/trainers and extra clothing as I wouldn't have thought you will be flying down the A66 in your Godiva vest and Scott RC's!

    I suppose a rucsac of kit could be put in someone's car, as suggested by Marco, or left in a village hall.

    Having said all that I wouldn't leave my best bike behind a wall or hedge or even locked up anywhere. It doesn't leave my sight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    I'm with you Travs.

    I find that it is sometimes safer to hide one's bike behind a drystone wall or hedge rather than lock it somewhere in view.

    You must also remember that you will also have extra kit to secure, cycling shoes/trainers and extra clothing as I wouldn't have thought you will be flying down the A66 in your Godiva vest and Scott RC's!

    I suppose a rucsac of kit could be put in someone's car, as suggested by Marco, or left in a village hall.

    Having said all that I wouldn't leave my best bike behind a wall or hedge or even locked up anywhere. It doesn't leave my sight!
    Watch this space

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    I have considerable experience of leaving bikes at fell race venues (sometimes with no more security than locking the rear wheel to the frame), and I can't recall ever having any problems. But then, would any potential thief look past the mud and chipped paintwork to realise that there is actually quite a good quality bike underneath? Have the blokes with angle grinders ever heard of Hetchins or George Longstaff?
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    from 2013:-
    https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/20...es-worth-20000

    That is just one example and the pickings are far greater now 8 years down the line. For my part I am not paranoid I just live in the lakes and have learned not to let my guard down and keep any of my possessions in sight including my dog now

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    I've a cheap basic mountain bike that I don't mind leaving locked up somewhere (a couple of days ago it was chained to a signpost in Swindale) but I'm reluctant to do that with my better bikes - if I take one of them to a race they usually end up locked up somewhere very visible to the race community but away from where 'ordinary' members of the public might stray. But it's much easier and pleasanter to ride my touring bike with panniers containing kit to a race than to slog there on an MTB with a rucksack.

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    I purchased a Scott ebike today. Had been tempted by the sexiness of the Bianchi Aria and Impulso ebikes, but went with practicality over looks in the end...

    the Scott hybrid bike having a far bigger battery, more powerful motor, and being already fitted with standard necessities for me such as full mudguards, lights and a storage rack.

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    My new bike turned up today... was all excited to get on it, whack it on turbo, and probably crash it on the first corner...

    But they sent the wrong bike, so back its gone and i'll have to wait until Monday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    My new bike turned up today... was all excited to get on it, whack it on turbo, and probably crash it on the first corner...

    But they sent the wrong bike, so back its gone and i'll have to wait until Monday!
    Has it arrived yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Has it arrived yet?
    Not yet... it is "on the way".... i was expecting today or tomorrow, so fingers crossed for tomorrow.

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    e-bike turned up today.

    On initial impressions, very pleased with it. The motors are restricted to around 15mph in the UK, and on the bike this seems quite a low speed to cut out. But It does mean you can ride at 15-16mph with a token effort on the pedals, which i can see being very handy in the Lakes when hills are a feature.

    Given the power of the motor, i could have perhaps managed with a lesser motor and gone for one of the Bianchi road e-bikes... but given the extras such as integral lights, guards, rack, plus being at least 1000 cheaper than the Bianchi bikes, it would look like i made the correct choice.

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