A cyclist in Suffolk has appealed for the return of an Isaac Joule Aerotic time trial bike worth £8,500 that was stolen from the garage of his Newmarket home last Monday morning.
Michael Lowther, a firefighter and member of Newmarket Cycling and Triathlon club, quoted in the Newmarket Journal, said: “I am absolutely gutted as the bike was my pride and joy.
“I had only bought it in October and it has only been used in one time trial. I had it all custom-made and race- ready for this season.
“If I replaced the bike like- for-like, you are looking at around £8,500.”
According to the newspaper, it is thought that the thieves made off with the bike as Mr Lowther’s wife was moving back and forth between the house and the garage to load the tumble dryer with washing.
“When my wife went back to the garage with a second load of washing for the tumble dryer she noticed it had been unplugged. It was then that she saw the bike had gone,” Mr Lowther explained.
“She phoned me and asked if I had my bike. I thought she was joking at first, but then it soon turned out she wasn’t.
“The whole incident has made my wife feel a bit uneasy as someone must have been watching her movements.”
While the bicycle was security marked, Mr Lowther said that he was not optimistic about his chances of getting it back.
“It has been secure coded on the frame but this could be scraped off and rubbed down,” he revealed.
“News has spread of its disappearance to other cycling and triathlon clubs like wildfire but I don’t hold out too much hope of finding the bike.”
Anyone who has information regarding the bicycle is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.
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