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‘Give us the bike or we’ll stab you’: UK cyclist recounts horror of attempted bike theft

“I instantly felt like something was wrong – as they went past me they stared at me, then began talking to each other and slowing down.” James Marshall, a cyclist from London, recalls the moment two weeks ago when two motorbike riders blocked his way and attempted to steal his bike.

After the motorcyclists passed Marshall, they carried on along the road but the Penge Cycle Club member knew something was afoot. “My gut instantly told me it was a dodgy situation, even when they then sped up and disappeared out of sight,” he told Cycling Weekly.

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