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hillingdon car break ins

Postby oldwelshman » Thu Jun 14, 2012 20:48 pm

Just to let anyone who races or plans to race at Hillingon, do not park on the inner gate area, only park in the sports centre car park where there is cctv.
I parked close to the club house and had my car broken in by gang of twats in a bmw. Another car alos done close to mine, also two weeks ago.
These are organised, I rekon one or two guys stake out the cars arriving to see if anything on view and easy to get then when the race starts the car comes in and smash into the cars.
They are pretty thick thieves as They nicked two phones from compartment in my car which have now both had sim and phone locked so only use is as a door stop!! they missed my clothes with wallet and money in, and new camera on back seat !!
To cap it all I was going well in race and punctured 4 laps from the end !!

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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby GiantMike » Thu Jun 14, 2012 21:42 pm

It's at times like this I wish I had a sniper's rifle.
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Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri Jun 15, 2012 07:10 am

I have stopped going to the Hillingdon circuit when I was lapidated with baking potatoes sized stones by local youths a couple of years ago in full daylight. Local wannabe a ASBO gangsters with pitbulls normally patrol the area too.
When I stopped a policeman to let him know what happened, he didn't seem to give a fxxk about the incident. It's a real shame that such a nice facility is in such a horrible neighbourhood

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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby DavidJB » Fri Jun 15, 2012 08:17 am

London...shithole.

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Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri Jun 15, 2012 08:37 am

DavidJB wrote:London...shithole.


The area between Hillingdon and Hayes is no man's land... but then you move to Southall and you get the best curry in the country, I will never praise Madhus enough for their Tandoori grills and chollay... :D

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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby Tom Dean » Fri Jun 15, 2012 09:42 am

DavidJB wrote:London...shithole.


I guarantee you'll either be mugged or not appreciated.

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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby DavidJB » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:38 am

Tom Dean wrote:
DavidJB wrote:London...shithole.


I guarantee you'll either be mugged or not appreciated.


I visit for day trips and nights out! Then I go back to the country yarrrrr :twisted: I lived in Slough for 17 years...just as bad as Hillingdon and Hayes...never again!

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Postby Kona21 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:25 pm

I went on Saturday in our teams car. We parked just outside the gate and the car behind us was broken into (may have been the OP's car)
We stupidly left everything in our car, wheels, sat nav, clothes, spares etc.. but for some reason they didn't touch it :?:
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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby okgo » Fri Jun 15, 2012 15:23 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:
DavidJB wrote:London...shithole.


The area between Hillingdon and Hayes is no man's land... but then you move to Southall and you get the best curry in the country, I will never praise Madhus enough for their Tandoori grills and chollay... :D


But yes, I'd rather it was in somewhere more pleasant, I mean, a cycling facility in an almost totally Asian area, what a complete waste of time given the typical cycling demographic, I could count the number of Asian cyclists I've raced against there on 1 hand. It would be like putting a Polo club in Canning Town. Exceptions of course exist, but on the whole it does seem like a strange match.
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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby Tom Dean » Fri Jun 15, 2012 15:27 pm

:shock:double post
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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby Tom Dean » Fri Jun 15, 2012 15:27 pm

okgo wrote:But yes, I'd rather it was in somewhere more pleasant, I mean, a cycling facility in an almost totally Asian area, what a complete waste of time, I could count the number of Asian cyclists I've raced against there on 1 hand. It would be like putting a Polo club in Canning Town. Exceptions of course exist, but on the whole it does seem like a strange match.
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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby okgo » Fri Jun 15, 2012 15:29 pm

Are you pretending to be offended by blatant facts? Great, I love people that.
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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby Tom Dean » Fri Jun 15, 2012 15:33 pm

It was the way you contrasted 'pleasant' and 'Asian' that surprised me.

edit: and the implication that the crime rate is somehow related to the ethnic make up of the area.

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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby okgo » Fri Jun 15, 2012 15:38 pm

Ah I see, its not unpleasant because its Asian, if that's what you mean, its unpleasant because a lot of the area surrounding it isn't particularly nice, and that along with poor schools etc etc breeds lovely children who like to steal and chuck rocks at cyclists! For that reason I would rather it was somewhere more pleasant!
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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby Tom Dean » Fri Jun 15, 2012 15:50 pm

That is how your post reads IMO. If it's not what you meant, fair enough, although I'm not sure what race has to do with anything.

I ride at Hog Hill every week and have no idea how many riders are from the immediate neighbourhood. I (like you) have no way of knowing where someone is from just by looking at them.

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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby anonymousblackfg » Fri Jun 15, 2012 15:57 pm

it's pretty easy to figure out, cost of land in good areas = high, cost of land in sh*t holes = low. so where else are we going to fit the facilities. All we can hope is the exorbitant taxes paid for in the former is spent on ruthlessly policing the latter so the residents can't even breath, yet alone move. Sadly they're given free reign.

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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby okgo » Fri Jun 15, 2012 16:02 pm

It has everything to do with it, I'm having a little look for demographic info in cycling, I've found a few US studies, and the Asian community, its fair to say, are not big cyclists, and it only takes someone to ride around with their eyes open to realize the UK scene isn't much different. That is why its a little strange that a cycling center is there. To avoid confusion, Canning Town is another total hole full of people that probably have little interest in a sport as obviously and historically elitist as Polo. :roll:

If you insist on searching out something to be offended by, then great, the internet is full of people like that who feel they need to be offended on others behalf, but given the area is know as "little India" its fair to assume the majority of people that use Hillingdon are not from the immediate area. I mean not to offend, just a genuine observation.

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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby Tom Dean » Fri Jun 15, 2012 16:32 pm

Cycling is a minority sport in this country, I'm sure at any given race the vast majority of the riders will be from outside the immediate area. I'm not sure why you think race is relevant to this.

There certainly are some asian riders racing in London, For what it's worth. Maybe some of the non-asian locals are racing at Hillingdon and you haven't noticed.

Whatever you think about the location of race circuits, I responded because you seemed to be suggesting that the recent car break-ins were related to the ethnicity of the locals.

I know where Canning Town is.

I wasn't searching for something to be offended by, I posted on this thread before you did.

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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby okgo » Fri Jun 15, 2012 20:42 pm

Well that's not how I meant it to come across apologies.

I wasn't trying to actually connect the two things. The area is crap was one point, and that the center is where it is was the other, not connected or racially driven.
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Re: hillingdon car break ins

Postby sunburntknees » Fri Jun 15, 2012 22:01 pm

Once had an egg thrown at me when cycling over to Hillingdon. It caught one of my cranks.

Do they not have lockers in the new clubhouse? I remember asking this once at the sign-in just after it had opened and was greeted with blank looks.


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