Monday 14 January 2013, 11:45 | By Andy Malt
Damon Albarn giving away free bikes
When visiting certain other European cities where cycling is a popular form of transport, it’s always striking that no one locks their bikes and none ever seem to go missing. How wonderful it would be to live in such a place, you think to yourself when you see this. But we don’t. Well, I don’t. And neither does Damon Albarn. Sadly, he doesn’t seem to realise this, and has reportedly spent about £18,000 replacing stolen bicycles in the last six years, after failing to lock up each new bike he buys.
A source told The Sun: “Damon’s wild for having his bikes nicked. He always buys old school-style racers that cost about £600 a pop. He’s spent around £18,000 since 2007 getting his stolen bikes replaced. It’s all because he can’t be bothered to use a lock. Staff [at his local bike shop] asked him to use a lock but he said, ‘I can’t be arsed’. They even offered a lock installed with satellite tracking technology but he refused it”.
Oh, so maybe Albarn does realise what kind of society we live in, but he’s just too wealthy to care. That’s alright then.