Look out for a stolen Surly bike – £500 reward!

Stolen Surly 

Please note this is a sponsored post.

Green Workforce, a bicycle powered handyman company in London that we’ve previously recommended, is offering a £500 reward for the return of their stolen Surly bike.

The company specialises in plumbing, painting and decorating, electrical and more recently has also added gas repairs thanks to a new Gas Safe certification.

The bike was stolen between 23.00 and 00.00 on Saturday 12/01/13 from outside Old Ford in E3, London.

The Surly bikes are uniquely imported from America and there are only a handful in London, so it should be easy to spot.

The model is called the Big Dummy and it should be noted that the thief is likely to have made modifications. The bike may well look like the one in the image below:

Surly big dummy handyman bike

The reward will be given to anyone who provides information that leads to the return of the bike, or to anyone who returns the bike.

The bike belonged to one of their mechanics, Jérémie, who has only recently joined the company. To steal the bike, the thieves smashed the fence that it was locked to.

The bikes are crucial to the unique approach of Green Workforce, which is to travel to their destination with all the tools in tow.

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5 Responses to Look out for a stolen Surly bike – £500 reward!

  1. sm 20/01/2013 at 10:56 am #

    Really hope you get the bike (and when you do, you lock it something more sturdy!). Passed one these bikes recently, fully loaded, legs pumping up a slight incline at quite a speed. Impressive!

  2. Colin Francis Best 25/01/2013 at 3:36 pm #

    I’am certain the person was after starter wood for his wood burner and used the bike to carry it all off !!
    Sorry could not help follow up the story about fence no afence intened it get get worse !! It is gut wrencing to get your cycle stolen hope they recover it soon.

  3. Ed 25/01/2013 at 9:41 pm #

    There seems to be way too many “Surly” people on this thread.

    Perhaps it’s cos they think locking their bikes to a rotten fence is a good idea….

  4. kie7077 26/01/2013 at 12:19 pm #


  5. Amoeba 05/02/2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Absolutely disgusting. A reminder to use good locks and to secure it to something that itself cannot be broken, cut or removed.
    I hope the owners get it back.

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