I work near Victoria Station and there are a couple of solo bays nearby at the bottom of Vauxhall Bridge Road that I use regularly.
So far; on seperate occasions, I’ve had a Givi top-box busted into twice… only things that they took were my gloves… so I figured it was just the local homeless wanting to keep warm. I’ve had a velcro-ed clock taken off the dials and one day I took my tax disc out (cause it was soaked) only to find that the empty bog-standard holder had been taken when I came back.
I’ve only been biking a year and I’ve never had any trouble anywhere else, so perhaps I was just lucky - but seems like that part of town is rife for it. Thought I’d post a heads-up for anyone who has to park round there.
Needless to say, now the new top-box comes off and into work with me!
or you could park across the steet from scotland yard on abbey orchard street. never had any problems while i’ve parked there. only down side to that is that you’ll have a 5-10 minute walk up to victoria.
I work very near that bay and sometimes use it and not had any problems in Vauxhall Bridge Road but I did have my dust caps nicked in Francis Street opposite the sports centre. How desperate have you got to be to steal some custom dust caps worth £2.99 new?! I’ve also seen a bike on it’s side and had my bike scratched.
I was lucky before in that I could park off road before but now I’ve got to park on the street. Sometimes I get the tube in to avoid the hassle but that can be a nightmare!
Yamrider if you see me down in the bay, purpleish Kawasaki ZRX anytime say hello!
I addidentally left the key to a 6 month old 1150GSA on the seat of the bike for three hours while parked in a bay in Victoria. I was walking past at lunchtime and noticed them. They were still there and so was the bike…thank fek!
It was parked up outside New Scotland Yard, so maybe people noticed and thought it was sting. Either that ot the many CCTV cameras helped.
I’ll Look out for you… got the londonbikers.com stickers on my bike now so you’ll know it’s me :o)
I gotta admit, it only ever on that one bay down by the triangle that stuff happens. Maybe that’s why it seems to be more and more empty recently, just the ususal battered, old Vespa that’s been there forever.