I’ve noticed a lot of parked bikes with baskets (front and back) that have had some smart-ass passer-by dump rubbish in them.
You wouldn’t chuck your trash through a parked car window, so why pick on a cyclist? I just don’t get it.
If you experience or witness this occurring I would recommend one of the following:
- Collect the rubbish from the basket and chase after the aggressor shouting, “Hey, excuse me sir/ma’am, you seem to have dropped this!!”
- Throw it back at them (and then pick it again and throw it out once they inevitably walk away)
- Report the littering incident to a nearby and ready-to-assist bobby.
Actually, screw the last one. Although littering is a fineable offence, good luck finding a police officer willing to comply. Or even just finding a police officer.