Madison Genesis rider Ian Bibby gets his stolen bike back

Police recover stolen Genesis Volare following tip-off - just in time before it was sold on to be broken up

by Simon_MacMichael   February 25, 2013  

Ian Bibby reunited with his bike (source Twitter)

Ian Bibby has been reunited with this Genesis Volare bike, stolen outside a café in Lancaster last week while the Madison Genesis rider was inside.

The bike, worth £7,000 and one of only ten in the world, was recovered after a tip-off from an address in Lancashire, apparently as it was about to be sold on for £2,500.

Police believe the prospective purchaser planned to break the bike up and sell the parts on eBay.

Bibby has raised his arms in victory a good few times in his career, but possibly never with as much relief – nor, indeed, as much underwear showing – as in the above picture he tweeted earlier this afternoon.

“My little Genesis bike has had a right adventure this weekend,” he said. “But he's back with his dad! Thanks for all the help!”

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I hope the thief gets a hefty sentence now that bikes been recovered and that Ian learns from his mistakes.

1. Don't leave you bike unattended at all
2. Tighten your belt before taking photos like above Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
25th February 2013 - 19:53


are the pants too high, or the trousers too low? Laughing

Well done Lancs police

posted by sorebones [132 posts]
25th February 2013 - 20:23


Someone nicked his jeans so he's wearing his sisters?

posted by Bagpuss [104 posts]
25th February 2013 - 21:32


No he's got a pair of good old fashion Lancashire belly warmers on..or just had a wedgie from the old bill..

posted by merckxman [37 posts]
25th February 2013 - 22:14


Think the quite here is:

Bibby keeps his pants up high, after getting truly caught with them down.

posted by Farky [186 posts]
25th February 2013 - 23:44


From now on, when I see a kid with their arse hanging out of their jeans, I'm calling the look 'Bibbyshorts'...

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [9423 posts]
26th February 2013 - 9:16


As a young person, I can inform you that this is the fashion of the day Smile

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posted by liam.cahill1 [42 posts]
26th February 2013 - 9:24


It is a fashion that I gaurantee you will look back on in 10 years and think "what an absolute tw@t I looked!".
At least you'll have something to laugh at.
Great advertising coup by Madison, they'll surely not start locking up their bikes now.
Very difficult for thieves to shift something like this, as this proves.

posted by pmr [193 posts]
26th February 2013 - 10:03


He's mixing his genres a bit - skinny jeans AND pants out is trying to be hipster and gansta. Is that a 'hipsta'?

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posted by alotronic [408 posts]
26th February 2013 - 10:09


pmr wrote:
It is a fashion that I gaurantee you will look back on in 10 years and think "what an absolute tw@t I looked!".

Let's see

70's - tank tops & shirts with huge spangly collars
80's - hairdo territory, briefly permed followed by a flat-top

thank Dog by the 90's I was old & jaded enough not to care

Buddha said:

Believe nothing, No matter where you read it,
Or who has said it, Not even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.

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posted by mad_scot_rider [584 posts]
26th February 2013 - 10:16


90s - Ponytails.

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posted by alotronic [408 posts]
26th February 2013 - 10:21


90's neat grey hair combed back, beige cardy
00's neat grey hair combed back, beige cardy
10's neat grey hair combed back with a patch of skin showing in the middle, beige cardy

posted by robert_obrien [120 posts]
26th February 2013 - 10:57


I left £7000 on the street whilst I nipped into a cafe the other day ....

Perhaps we need to be more careful with our possessions.

Nice grundies Wink

posted by veseunr [288 posts]
26th February 2013 - 11:09


fair play to the feds & a big up to the person who gave the tip off - good on u

posted by bfslxo [153 posts]
26th February 2013 - 11:13


'the feds'


posted by andyp [1369 posts]
26th February 2013 - 12:13


It's not a fashion faux pas, the police have had him on the rack and stretched him - Look at his arms! Devil

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posted by mingmong [239 posts]
26th February 2013 - 13:04


If only the police put quite so much effort into tracking down bikes normally.

He didnt pay for it, I would hazard a guess he would have been given another for free and there would likely have been very 'emotional' attachment to it.

More of an issue for average Joe the commuter who has his bike stolen who then has to save an pay for another one as the police wont be putting any effort into recovery of that.

slightly grinchy I know

/end of rant

posted by themartincox [480 posts]
26th February 2013 - 13:28


themartincox - I know where you're coming from though I suspect he did feel bad about it. My favorite is Stoke on Trent's favorite billionaire, Mr "mobile phones" Caudwell. He had his Trek Madonne nicked a few years back and Trek gave him a replacement. Bit different than the tug of war I have had with insurers to get my compo for the two bikes I've had nicked over the years.

Still - "much will have more" as the aphorism goes (is that an aphorism)? Devil Crying Big Grin

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posted by bikeandy61 [491 posts]
26th February 2013 - 13:42


I had to laugh at Adam Blythe's reply to him on Twitter:
I bet you wish you could lift that bike as high as your armS!!! #heavy #needacrane

posted by Steven_L [48 posts]
26th February 2013 - 15:23


New sponsorship from Kryptonite coming up?

Boardman CX Team '14 | Cannondale CAAD8 '12 (written off, SMIDSY) | Scott Sportster '08

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posted by Gizmo_ [1227 posts]
26th February 2013 - 16:25


Nice undercrackers.....

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posted by Peddlar [4 posts]
27th February 2013 - 14:07

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posted by minnellium [84 posts]
27th February 2013 - 20:23


the velvet suit and sideburns and winklepickers are on order no doubt

To slo to live, to slo to die! ::-}

posted by OldnSlo [132 posts]
27th February 2013 - 22:18


Ian have you read the Ralpha Review on the other page...


posted by BearstedCC [72 posts]
1st March 2013 - 11:14