Meet the founder behind Instagram page trying to tackle bike theft by filling gaps left by police

Stolen Ride is helping find people's missing steeds in London, though its founder says more needs to be done when it comes to punishing thieves

A wheel attached to a bike rack missing its frame
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Many cyclists will have experienced bike theft: that sinking feeling when you find your pride and joy, possibly your only mode of transport, almost certainly one of the most expensive things you own, has disappeared. 

This disaster is compounded by the fact that more often than not, that bike will never be recovered.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.