Bike was sold to an elderly man whose son-in-law searched and found it on Stolen Bikes UK. It was returned, but had been so badly vandalised it is beyond repair. Thief remains at large.
The police found it while searching the house of a suspected burglar. They contacted me once it had been recovered. Delighted!
I spotted it in the street, called the police at 101, and thanks to my crime report, the pic and this ad I was able to prove it was mine. They got someone to cut the lock that the thief had used, and voilà! The brakes are damaged, so is the pannier ...
Bike stolen Friday late PM, marked as stolen on BikeRegistry and stolen-bikes asap, BikeRegistry called me up next Wednesday AM saying someone had found the bike and put me in touch!
Caught a lad late teens riding bike in fallowfield, Lloyd Street, took it of him. Overjoyed.
Bike was up for sale on a selling page on facebook by somebody who already bought it of the thief.... the wheels that was on the bike av been changed to different bigger ones by either the thief or the lad who bought it of them
The bike was listed on eBay 5 weeks later and the notification came through from this site that morning. Luckily it was a business seller and it was very easy to lock the bike down until the police were able to seize it.
I filed a police report and they found my bike! I sincerely have zero idea how they did that, nor what happened to the thief, but in case you are wondering if it's worth reporting, do it! In the worst case, you'll block the thieves from being able to...
Police Scotland recovered the bike, it was found by one of the officers in Hollyrood park, Edinburgh, about 7 miles from where it was stolen. The officer found it by chance, and recognised the bike from the detailed description! My sincerest thanks