bike jacking robbery in viccy park
I was bike jacked in viccy park recently, just after dusk, three youths jumped me on the wide path near Old ford road. It's very dark there, I was grabbed from the side, fell off and was repeatedly punched and kicked by silent assailants. It was so dark that i could have been anyone, on any bike. All they could have seen was my front light. I ran to the road after kicking one of them off me, I called the police who arrived in about 4 minutes! three suspects have been charged, banned from the park and curfewed. I am now back in the saddle on a much cheaper option and have faced my fears by riding past the spot at night - on the parrallel road of course! I think I may have been lulled into a false sense of security after the very visible police presence of recent months.. in hidsight it was a pretty stupid thing to do to ride through the park after dark, I had nearly changed my mind as I entered but I was drawn to the park's great paths. Anyway, I want to warn other cyclists in the area.. the olympic legacy hasn't produced a safe neighbourhood as yet! Don't let your guard down like me, stay in the light.