Cite d'europe theft!

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  1. MrsBB

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    Lots of stories /related tales but this has actually happened to us. On cite d'europe aire last night whilst staying amongst many vans who said they never had problems .... Someone cut locks on our bikes . They were also locked on via Thule heavy duty carrier. Felt the van move around 1am ...... Yes , this am , new trek road bike gone!!!! Left my electric one. No time to report to police / loss of no claims etc! Waiting for shuttle now . Sour end to lovely holiday!
     
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    Sorry to hear that:(
     
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    Not good news ,and a terrible end to your holiday. Roy
     
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    What a bummer. Sorry to hear your holiday ended on a sour note. :(
     
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    Think positive,
    Karma will dictate this Scrotes fate.(y)
    He will either break his neck on your bike or overdose on the sale value either way win win:RollEyes:
    Terrible thoughts I know but
    Its what keeps me sane;)
     
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    Thats always a worry of mine. Sorry to hear that. What a sour feeling that must bring. Obviously left the electric one due to charging issues.
     
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    Could have happened anywhere.
    Bikes on racks are an easy target.
    There are some real ba $tards out there.
    Really sorry to hear your news.
    I had an attempted theft ended up leaving my bike at home :-(
     
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    Same thing happened to us 25 years ago. Parked with our caravan in Calais Aachen's car park and our kids bikes which were clamped on a towbar rack were nicked.

    Went back into Aachen and advised them, then bought 2 more as they were cheaper than at home and then went to the Police station. Whilst there someone was brought in in handcuffs and our 5 yr old daughter thought they had caught him. Everytime we went across after that she was looking out for her bike which was very distinctive.

    Lots in the Jungle have bikes!!!!!!!!
     
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    It will probably have joined the many others rolling around the 'Jungle' ... Friends having the misfortune to be born Calaisiens have recognised three of their 4 bikes (which disappeared from their outbuilding earlier in the year) in the hands of some of their uninvited invaders.
     
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    What a shame, a sour end to your holiday too. I was going to stay there tonight along with Khizzie, maybe we'll put a few miles between us and the ferry port before we get our heads down.
     
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    Sorry you got robbed... Not nice at all..
    Like many others, I have stayed at Cite Europe many times in past 10 + years and never an issue..
    Bike thefts around Calais seem to be getting more regular, guess the police would not have had any interest as more things to sort out..

    As said could happen anywhere, just maybe a little more chance there... I have had more stuff robbed from outside my house with van and car break in's so your not safe even in your back yard.. Some bugger even stole the mirror guards off my motorhome while it was on the driveway !!!!
     
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    Happened to us in Cheshire a couple of years ago, luckily I disturbed the culprit and he ran off leaving the bikes.
     
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    Booked a Santander ticket this time partly to avoid the hassle. When will the authorities realise what it is costing the Calais businesses?
     
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    They will be king of jungle on their new bike ..... It was an expensive one!!!
     
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    Didn't stay on aire de la baie de Somme cos heard there had been break ins. Used Montreuil going down . Should have used wissant on way back ! Live and learn eh! Have a good hol!
     
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    We have two "rough" looking bikes on the back of our van, which although we would hate to lose, would not break the bank. (Well, whats left in it anyway)
    Mitch.
     
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    They were on their way BACK from holiday !!
     
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    What sort of lock were you using and were they covered up?

    We lock each one of ours on with a gold rated 'sold secure' D lock (£25 each on Amazon) and have an accessory loop round them linked to the Strikeback alarm.

    Thanks for posting as we are overnighting there in a few weeks so I'll keep a look out for bumps in the night!
     
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    Sorry to read this, a real bummer.

    The night before we train over we hope to stay at a France Passion site about 8/9 miles from Coquelles.
     
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    I think Mrs BB was referring to myself and Khizzie outbound for twin lakes.
     
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