Its purely functional and I can show you somewhere at lunchtime where you can escape and sit amongst the sheep, but 10 mins away Parking, free if you head down Marsh Wall but it gets busy pretty early, its worth paying the £2 for the underground secure parking. Dont park at the NCP near Cross Harbour, bike theft central! As long as you park under Jubilee Place, Cabot Place and Canada Square, your bike is safe as!
And then come have a cocktail in the sunshine with me
That’s a load of rubbish, I know plenty of bikes that have been taken from those places.Realistically, if you park your bike at the Wharf, it’s just a bad as parking it in a bike bay in the city, at some point it will go missing
S***, really??? Ive been parking here for years and never heard of anyone having their bike stolen. They have CCTV, ground anchors, 24 hour patrols on golf carts and vans are too tall to get into them so shocking if they have! Is this recently?
I think that a lot of the bikes that were taken were unsecured. I advise people to use the parking on level 1 (in and UP the ramps) as most of these have ground anchors - you can then chain to a ground anchor.
I’ve not heard of a secured bike going missing, but as always, I’m happy to be corrected / educated.
Vans are not too tall, the guy viewed the CCTV footage of them loading his bike into the van, no it’s not just recently, I’ve not seen any ground anchors, CCTV unfortunately has never stopped any determined thief… I can’t be bothered to continue, get your information right and come back to reality. CW is no safer than anywhere else.
a) not necessary to be a jerk, it was a genuine questionb) honestly, Ive broken down here twice and the RAC van nor the Motorcycle recovery van could get into the car park to get my bike out and it had to be wheeled outc) and absolutely yes, I park in Cabot Place and there is definitely ground anchors so it is you that needs to get your facts right
There are at least 2 dozen ground anchors in designated motorcycle bays. There is a large cluster on the upper level, with a number of bike bays on levels 2, 3 and 4 having anchors. Not all of them have, but enough do and you can always find a spot.
I’m sorry if you’ve never seen any - if you’re ever around the wharf, I’d be happy to pop out and show you where they are to help with your long term security.
Vans can get in and bikes have been stolen in vans before. However, I do not know of a single instance of a bike being stolen (either with a van or otherwise) where it was anchored. I am still happy to be corrected on this, but I’ve spoken to at least 8 different victims of bike theft here, and the most security anyone had was a disc lock or a chain around the rear wheel, but not fixed to anything.
So many bikes in this town are stolen to order, and all they do is make a note of your numberplate when they see the vehicle, pay a few quid to the DVLA and get your registered address. Then they follow you to your daytime parking lot.
Trawling forums is a lot of work for very little reward. Even if they know the area you park in, they still have to hunt around to find it. Following you in is so much easier. Or just steal it from your house.