Are cycling apps being used by criminals…..??

This morning we received an email from someone who has had his bike stolen which we can definitely sympathise with, especially at the moment. In his email it has been suggested that “criminals are using cycling mapping apps, MapMyRide, Strava, or Endomondo as an ‘address book’ to target cyclists.

He has asked us to alert any of your customers to check the privacy setting on their mapping apps and ensure their rides are set private to the work/home address is not revealed.

“I would hate for other cyclists to go through the trauma of being burgled and have their pride and joy stolen.”

Sorry you have lost your bike and if anyone sees it can the please contact us at the shop and we will give you his details. His bike is a Cannondale Bad Boy 6 – see pictures below…

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Thanks for the heads up and if you use these sort of apps please be careful who can see where your bike is. Also, let’s get this Tweeted and Facebooked around so we can nip it in the bud.


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