Bike DescriptionA silver-grey bike with 'Carrera' written across the down tube of the frame and purple geometric patterns on the top tube of the frame, and geometric patterns on the seat. It has Shimano gears and shock absorbers at the front; the front tube has write writing saying 'NVX' and a blue square. The accessories on the bike at time of theft (though may have been removed) include mud guards on front and back, bike pannier rack on the rear, a D-lock holder on the seat stay, a black bell, a bike pump holder on the down tube of the frame (plastic), and a cat-eye brand front light.
Theft DescriptionCut through D-lock and flexible loop lock on Gordon's Street by UCL university, Bloomsbury/Euston area between 9:30am and 12:30am.
Recovery DescriptionReturned through this site!! I saw a Facebook Marketplace ad for my bike 3 days after it was stolen. Contacted 101 and tried to arrange to meet with seller. Before he confirmed address and time though it was taken down. :( Thought that would be the end of it and I’d never see it again but the person who had actually bought it from Marketplace realised it was stolen (suspicious about price/photos and that seller blocked him after sale). He searched online what to do and found you could search by frame number. He then contacted me through ww.stolen-bikes.co.uk and arranged to return it to me the same day! I am over the moon to have been reunited with it and that all the posts I made on Twitter, Facebook Groups, bikes pages and time searching ads on sites like these paid off. Thank you to the brilliant people who set-up and maintain this site and all those in the community who offered advice.