Steel-framed bike in distinctive team colours is equipped with Dura Ace 9000 and Pro finishing kit

Madison Genesis have appealed for help in trying to track down Ian Bibby’s bike, which was stolen in Lancaster yesterday.

The Genesis Volare bike, worth £7,000 and pictured above, is one of only ten in the world and is finished in the team’s distinctive black, orange and light blue colours.

Made from Reynoldsd 953 tubing, it is equipped with a Shimano Dura Ace 9000 11 speed groupset, Dura Ace 35 wheels, and Pro finishing kit.

The bike was taken from outside the Music Room Café on Sun Square at around 3:30 to 3:45pm.

Anyone with information cam contact the team through its Facebook page or if you’d prefer info [at] road.cc (to get in touch with us) we can pass any message on.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.