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
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!”