Mugged for a bike: London 'bike-jacking' victim tells of violent incident that saw him punched in the face

London cyclist gives account of a harrowing 'bike-jacking' incident, where three muggers physically assaulted him and took his bike and belongings

(Image credit: Chris Catchpole)

Bike theft in London continues to be a problem, with recent reports of cyclists being mugged for their bikes in 'bike-jacking' incidents.

On the December 1, Jack, an avid London cyclist was mugged for his bright blue and green Brompton folding bike in Victoria Park, London.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.