Ok guys, this is kinda off the wall here but this is a very fast moving thing.
I, like many others, want to be able to help this situation but am at a loss as to how. What I’ve come up with is the following:
We could perhaps provide extra bodies for our local bike shops to help them tonight either with protection or clean up operations.
I’m not encouraging anyone to start laying into the pikies, tempting though it is, and possibly bike shops are secure enough but I think most will be on alert tonight and might appreciate extra hands on deck.
I also appreciate that some will want to stay with their own property/loved ones tonight, and perhaps we could also help there too with company or alternative accommodation.
How about a show of hands of those willing to help out those who need it?
I think if a shop does get trashed the owners may well be grateful for the help but it needs to be offered in a careful and considered way.
Most people have got smartphones these days so use the site / facebook / SVD / Twitter to keep others up to date so that if someone is out and about tonight they get a bit of extra information as to what is happening.
Bike shops are insured, no point putting your self at risk for something that’s covered. If it does kick of again tonight we’d be better off looking out for each other, a few grand worth of bike is going to be very tempting to the scrotes if you’re caught sitting at traffic lights.