It's hugely sentimental as I got it for my 14th birthday and I've been riding it for 20 years!
It's pink and mauve, a teen girls raleigh ATB - pretty hideous and rather heavy, certainly NOT cool! To add to it's appeal it had a big wicker basket (resting on a reinforced wheel bracket) on the front and an aluminium rack on the back...
It is vital to me, as I cannot afford public transport, it is my only form of transport other than my feet!
I can offer a £20 reward - which is more than it is worth, if you help me get it back, PLEASE!
Any sightings or information would assist - thank you!
Thank you so much for your response! I have tried to reply 3 times, but each time my laptop has frozen, then crashed!! It's all going wrong at once! Why does that happen..?
No, sadly I don't have any photos - never thought to take one, and an extensive online search has been fruitless also...
It had straight black handlebars, a black snake patterned seat and an added black front wheel bracket to support the basket. The pink and the mauve are in aribrushed patches.
A neighbour is pretty sure she saw a mixed raced boy with frizzy hair riding off on it around 2pm. She said he went off through to Rockingham Street and round the back of Harper Rd. I then found the removable seat cover in the estate car park, in the direction she had explained....
Do you know if it's worth me visiting 'recycle' and other bike shops in the area?
I have attempted to contact 'Community Support' team, but the number they gave me is unobtainable! (The number recently printed on a 'look how well we've done' leaflet, ironically!) The Police can do nothing without my frame number, which I didn't even know existed..! I'll know all this for next time, eh?
Anyway, thanks for your concern and I do hope you spy it soon!