Cambridge council cuts locks on commuter bikes while owners at work

Cyclist Tom Kelk shocked to return from work and find that the lock had been broken on his bike by Cambridge City Council

A commuter has slammed a council that he claims cut a lock attached to his so-called abandoned bike a mere 10 hours after he left it.

Cambridge cyclist Tom Kelk takes a train from the city’s train station each morning to get to work to London and when he can’t access the station’s limited cycle storage facilities he and others use surrounding lampposts.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.