A WOMAN had her bike stolen from Stratford-upon-Avon railway station hours after she had handed staff a letter about bike security.
Corrin Goodman, who works three days a week at Stratford Children’s Centre in Drayton Avenue, suggested last Friday morning that staff put up CCTV stickers to deter thieves.
When she came back from her second job in Leamington to get her bike later that day, it was gone.
She said: “There are loads of bikes racked up in Leamington and London because they have good security there. In Stratford there is a sign saying 'leave at your own risk', next to a crippled bicycle with no wheels.”
To add insult to injury, the only reason the 39-year-old triathlete asked staff to sort out security at the station was because someone had tried to steal her bike, worth around £400, two days before.
She explained: “Someone had unscrewed my wheel on Wednesday night, when I got in from work, so I had made sure to put the chain around both wheels and the frame thinking it would be okay.”
Corrin, who lives on Alcester Road, has now had to shell out £259 for a new bike. She said: "I couldn't believe it when it was gone, they've made me feel stupid."
She reported the theft to both the local police and the British Transport Police but so far, neither have been able to track down the thieves.
She said: “If we want people to use cars less and bikes more we don't need to be knocking on people’s doors. It starts in public places, having a safe place to leave them, and a higher priority on police agenda.”
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