Found - Twenty Quid

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Found - Twenty Quid

Postby Mick F » 8 Oct 2019, 11:34am

Off on a ride this morning, not feeling too chipper. Got back after only13miles rather tired and now with a bit of a sore throat.

Just up the hill into "England", going at maybe 6mph, I happened to notice a £20 note all soaking wet and mucky in the ditch. Obviously been there a day or two and could easily have been swept downhill from somewhere else further up as we've had loadsa rain over the last few days. I stopped and picked it up.

I put it gently into a pocket and it's now dried out properly here back at home. I may not be feeling too chipper, but £20 has cheered me up somewhat. :D

Has anyone else found something on a ride that cheered them up?
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Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Postby PDQ Mobile » 8 Oct 2019, 11:55am

I stupidly dropped and lost my wallet while cycling just after Xmas.
Couple of cards, driving licence, bit of cash etc.
Two weeks later it came intact in a packet in the post from far afield. Anonymous sender just place of finding.
That cheered me up, for weeks!

Found someone else's pannier once, again woth wallet and cards. Handed it in to the police station (those were the days when they still did that!) and a couple weeks later had lovely thankyou card.
That cheered me up too.

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Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 8 Oct 2019, 12:05pm

Hi,
Found a ten bob note on the beach, dad said we had to hand it in to the beach staff :(
No one claimed it but me and my twin shared it :x
Ten bob in the mid sixties?
More than twenty squid today......compared with wages, that's labourer wages not boaty mc mick :mrgreen:
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Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Postby Mick F » 8 Oct 2019, 12:20pm

Boat?
I'm saving up for one. £20 today, so I'm going to keep my eye out for more. This will entail riding slowly and staring into gutters and the side of the road.

Kerb crawling? :lol:
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Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Postby reohn2 » 8 Oct 2019, 12:27pm

Mick
You could always buy some Fisherman's Friends with it :)
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Postby yostumpy » 8 Oct 2019, 1:11pm

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=53164.0

Some of the first pictures have gone, thanks photobucket! Lots there tho. Found £20 a few wees ago.

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Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Postby rfryer » 8 Oct 2019, 1:21pm

Found an envelope in Ikea car-park, containing around £200 in cash. Didn't want to hand it in (thought it might get "lost"), so just let Ikea know where the owner could claim it from.

Sadly, the owner got in touch and we returned it, but got a nice card and a bottle of bubbly for our troubles :D

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Postby rjb » 8 Oct 2019, 1:26pm

Hurray for plastic notes. Havent found one yet but will keep a look out. Is the £20 a plastic one now? I usually use plastic for everything and only carry a £5 note for emergencies. Havent seen a twenty apart from the Raleigh for years. :lol:
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Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Postby reohn2 » 8 Oct 2019, 1:32pm

Why is always just one :? :-
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Postby Bmblbzzz » 8 Oct 2019, 1:38pm

Surrounded by Sciapods.

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Postby DaveGos » 8 Oct 2019, 1:43pm

I also found a £20 note in a hedge around xmas after go for a leak . It was at the entrance to a rural small industrial estate

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Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Postby pedalsheep » 8 Oct 2019, 2:13pm

I once found 2 very wet and muddy £20 notes just lying on the verge.
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Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Postby mercalia » 8 Oct 2019, 2:25pm

I used to have a garage that was set back from the road and hmm the front forecourt used to see action if you know what I mean. Once I found 3x£20 on the ground a bit sodden clearly a too eager punter. made me cheerful :lol: :wink: does that make me a pimp?

if you go riding along Oxford st it is worth keeping an eye on the road as often people drop small change like £1 coins after paying their taxi.

Along time ago on the Lowestoft esplanade I saw a £5 on the ground, I hesitated to pick it up so walked on thought better of it went back and some other <expletive deleted> had taken it :evil:
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Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Postby kwackers » 8 Oct 2019, 2:28pm

The one time I found a twenty I must admit I just dropped it into a charity box.

Wasn't mine, didn't need it and tbh the feel good factor was well worth £20.

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Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Postby mercalia » 8 Oct 2019, 2:32pm

reohn2 wrote:Why is always just one :? :- 20190918_102141.jpg


not always just up the road beside the wall were some very small "pixie" size shoes in good nick.