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by Shane Stokes
November 28, 2017
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Cycling Weekly has suffered the loss of bikes, products and equipment worth between £100,000-150,000 ($133,000 – 199,000, €112,000 – 168,000) last week. The robbery saw three vans parked at the Cherry Park Hotel in Blyth, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire, broken open sometime between the evening of Thursday, November 23 and morning of Friday, November 24.
The stolen items included 27 road bikes, plus wheelsets, groupsets, clothing, tyres, helmets, shoes and tools. They were to be photographed for Cycling Weekly’s Editor’s Choice Awards.
“It came as a huge shock to have such a vast amount of kit taken so quickly,” said Cycling Weekly’s technical editor Symon Lewis. “I’m just devastated that the effort of, not only the Cycling Weekly team, but that of the companies who supplied us the products, has been wasted.
“We are hoping, as the cargo is pretty unique, that we can recover much of what has been lost – I ask if anyone does see any of the bikes on the list or sees a bike for sale for a silly price or something that is just unusual please contact the police or us directly.”
Click through to read more, including the full list of stolen items, at Cycling Weekly.