Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Good Samaritan

In London at the weekend and I saw what looked like an interesting ‘bobber’ style bike on the other side of the road. 

On closer inspection it was a bit of a mess. The paint on the tank had all run, the pipes were bashed and scraped, indicators and bar-ends badly smashed or scraped, and the foot controls bent at an awkward angle. The yellow bike behind it was as bad, with a couple of chunks taken out of its bodywork.

However, there was a note left on the bobber to let the owner know that a van had ploughed into and knocked both bikes before speeding away. The bikes had then been stood up by the kind Samaritan who had been quick witted enough to get the registration number of the van.

Realistically, I’m not sure what if anything the owners can do at this point, but I found it heartening to know that there are still people willing to stop and help a stranger out.


  1. Good Samaritans, we can only hope that we continue to outnumber the selfish of the world. Hope the motorcyclists have some recourse, although I would most likely shake my head, chalk it up to experience and let it go.

    1. Was back in London a few weeks later and the custom bike with the worst damage was still there, but with all the broken bits removed. The yellow bike was halfway up the street on the pavement, so obviously taking no chances on further damage.