Vandalised bike will go back on show

PUBLISHED: 19:00 29 July 2011

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A VANDALISED 100-year-old bicycle has been restored and will go back on show to the public.

The red bicycle, which has helped raise thousands of pounds for Help the Heroes, was vandalised in Weston Village last week.

It will be put in the entrance of Morrisons in Summer Lane on Monday and Tuesday for the next two weeks.

The three-wheeled bike was placed at the top of the roundabout in Somerset Avenue and was believed to have been pushed off, causing the back wheel to buckle and other damage to its frame.

Last week, John Shaw picked up the pieces and towed it back to Cheddar to be fixed.

The repairs cost £100 but John explained that fixing it wasn’t his main concern.

He said: “When they vandalised the bike they took the Union Jack.

“A lot of people in the armed forces don’t like that even though it is easily replaceable, it is not on.”

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