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Incident in Clontarf, Dublin caught on 360 Cycles' CCTV camera...

A mechanic who had just finished work at a bike shop in Dublin leapt into action at the weekend when a youth tried to steal his bike which he had left propped against a wall while he popped back inside.

The CCTV camera at 360 Cycles in Clontarf showed how, just a few seconds later, a pair of youths cycled past, one of them ditching the bike he was riding and attempting to pedal off on the bright green road bike.

He didn't get very far, however, with the bike's owner sprinting out of the door and rugby tackling him to the ground and it seems a few blows were then exchanged, mainly out of shot.

As far as CCTV of would-be thefts outside bike shops goes however, this one remains our favourite (full story here).

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.