This is bike belongs to Hannah’s, my youngest daughter. This post is about the stolen wheel tale on account of it being kicked by a local rascal. It’s also about people’s concern, love, kindness as well as another example of social media being helpful. Unfortunately I had been away for the weekend and only heard about this once I’d got back.
As usual Hannah had been to church on a Sunday morning and while the service was taking place, the front wheel went. Naturally this caused some upset. Within minutes someone had organised a lift for Hannah and her bike, sparing her the indignity of having to wheel her one-wheel bike home.
Shortly afterwards some money came through the letterbox for Hannah with a little note. This was saying how sorry they were to hear about the theft and knowing her pocket money might be a bit stretched, here was a gift which could be put towards a new wheel.
While all this was going on, the news made it to Facebook and once more people responded with generosity. Some people brought a bike around, saying it needed some TLC and it was hers if it was any good (if not, pass it on). This bike looks like it could be jolly useful, although it needs some work. So you know, it’s a Falcon hybrid. Fairly basic but it does have Reynolds 531 main frame tubes.
As if that wasn’t enough, our friends (thank you J & R) spotted the need and their shed rummaging produced a decent wheel, completely true. This was amazing, just needed to get a rim tape, quick release skewer, tyre and tube.
Happily Hannah’s bike is now all up and running with it’s new front wheel. We are heartened how out of a mean act and stolen wheel tale comes so much generosity. That means so much more. Thank you everyone.