Any ideas how to deal with it?
I'm considering my bike a donation.
Whilst it is a Brompton in good nick and has a value even second hand in the £600 region... I figure that an NHS worker won't want the psychological burden and stress of worrying whether it is safe or not with regards to "Shit, if it gets stolen I owe this stranger money".
Frankly, I feel that getting bikes to those who need them is a life and death thing... and that the value of the bike is really not that great in the scheme of things.
Really it comes down to this though:
I don't have much money to donate to anyone right now, but we all have a spare bike due to our n+1 habits. Donating 1 bike each (not expecting a penny back, nor the bike back) for those who have a dirty n+1 bike habit feels like the right thing to do.
So I'm happy to donate my bike to someone truly in need, and am not expecting it back which alleviates the concern of theft for me, and the stress of that for the NHS worker.
I also have spare locks with single keys (that deter me from using them) so am going to throw that into the donation too.