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).
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.