Maybe this won't come to a surprise to many but I have just found to my\ncost that you can't trust a 10mm cable lock (such as sold for a tenner by\nWilko in my case) to keep your bike safe even in the most public of places.\n\nI parked my bike among several others in a designated bike stand in a busy\nshopping precinct, and since it was the middle of the day and plenty of\npeople around I had not taken my heavy D-lock (as it is about 1/6 the\nweight of the whole bike!) and instead used a 10mm Wilko cable lock, plus\nanother skinnier cable lock to protect the second wheel as it has a QR\nmount.\n\nI came back 20 minutes later to find both cable locks neatly sliced in two\nand no bike. The police tell me that although there are two CCTV cameras\nnearby both were looking the other way at the time so they have no leads to\ngo on. I'd not thought people would be going around with bolt cutters in\nhand in broad daylight but obviously I was wrong! As you can imagine I'm\nkicking myself for thinking I could safely save a kilo+ of weight on my\nbike by using a lighter lock.\n\nIt does make me wonder though, if a cable lock is no good in a public\nplace like that, where is it good for? Maybe I could get a refund on the\nlock as being not fit for the purpose it was sold for? It was definitely\nsold as a bike lock and not just an accessories lock.\n\nMy only consolation is that it will cost me about £70 less to replace the\nbike than it originally cost (mainly due to Wiggle discounting it to make\nway for next year's model).