What every you do, make sure you got good ID with you and be nice to the police if they give you a visit while you are trying to remove the lock.
If you have other keys, be very carefully not to damage the lock, otherwise a lock smith will find it harder to get out the broken key, otherwise,
Sorry, any good lock should not be easy to defeat, if the cost of defeating the lock is less than the 2nd hand value of the bike, then you should have brought a better lock in the first place!
Unlike someone stealing your bike, you:
- Don’t mind spending a long time defeating the lock,
- Don’t mind making a lot of noise
- Don’t mind “going equipped”
So you do have a chance…
You may find if you phone the direct phone number of your local fire station and ask for advice they will be helpful. However do not call the emergency number.