Video: Irish cycle mechanic floors guy trying to steal his bike

Posted on: August 9th, 2017

Irish cycle mechanic floors guy trying to steal his bike

This Dublin cyclist wasn’t afraid to get absolutely stuck in when he saw his bike being taken from outside a bike shop in the city at the weekend. This is bonkers footage from the guys at 360 Cycles in Clontarf, north Dublin.


Irish cycle mechanic floors guy trying to steal his bike


A cyclist who saw his bike being stolen from outside the Dublin bike shop where he works has tackled the would-be thief.

The incident outside 360 Cycles in Clontarf, north Dublin, took place last weekend. The mechanic who works there was leaving the shop at the time.

He placed his carbon fibre road bike outside and was in his cycling kit just about leave.

But 17 seconds after leaning his bike against the wall and going back into the shop, two teenagers passing on their bikes take a keen interest in the mechanic’s unattended bike.

One of them moves in and is cycling off on the racing bike when the mechanic reappears and does his takedown. It is all captured in the CCTV clip, below.

Aside from the spectacular takedown, the speed the would-be thief moved in is a lesson to all of us.

“How quick can a bike be robbed? Less than 17 seconds based on this video,” said 360 Cycles when sharing the video.

“One of our senior mechanics was very lucky to get away with about €200 worth of damage rather than losing his carbon racing bike.

“This happened in Clontarf over the weekend. And we would like to urge all bike owners to lock their bikes at all times. Even if you are just leaving it for under a minute.

“Please like and share this video to help us raise awareness!”


Video from 360 Cycles on Clontarf seafront