Feeds

Tory leader's stolen bicycle surfaces on eBay

'It leans oddly to the right'

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Hours after Tory leader David Cameron told the world that someone had nicked his bicycle, the much-discussed two-wheeler has turned up on eBay. Or so it seems.

"This bike is not exactly new but it is nearly new because it has only been used for a couple of photo-opportunities," says the anonymous huckster offering Cameron's pride and joy to the highest bidder. "It is BIG and BLUE and despite looking quite well-balanced, it leans oddly to the right."

Mr. Cameron likes riding his bicycle to the House of Commons. In 2005, when he took over as Conservative Leader, the journey was broadcast live as TV news helicopters whirled above. He likes riding his bicycle so much, he's even been known to ride while a chauffeured car drives just behind him carrying his briefcase and papers.

A kind of reverie overtakes the Tory leader as he rides his "old friend." Not even red lights or street signs catch his eye.

So, when his bicycle was stolen from outside a Tesco grocery on Wednesday, he was "annoyed" and "pretty hacked off," according to his spokeswoman. "If anyone has seen this bicycle, I would like it back," he told The BBC. "I've reported it online...but I'm not holding my breath."

But perhaps there's hope. Over at eBay, bidding for Mr. Cameron's bicycle sits at 10.50 pounds - which we're guessing he's willing to spend. To him, his bike is "priceless." ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!
Put it away boys. Cover them up ladies. Your credit cards, we mean
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'
US court hears of cached browser image - not actual request
Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD
'Officers were unable to determine Chicken's intent'
Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people
They're a future source of RENEWABLE ENERGY
Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty
Sales of traditional brekkie foods soar as hungry folk get their mitts greasy
Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE
Examining the frothy disconnect in indie cafe culture
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?