Bike stolen at RideLondon spotted being ridden by suspect in offical event photos
Police appeal for help after RideLondon FreeCycle bike theft
Police are appealing for information about the rider of a bike stolen during the RideLondon FreeCycle event on Saturday, August 3 that subsequently turned up in official event photos.
The green Trek Madone 4.9 was stolen from Green Park near Constitution Hill, SW1 at 1pm while the FreeCycle ride was underway.
Its owner, a 42-year-old man, was about to take part in the ride and had locked his bike, but the thief or thieves cut the lock. When he found his bike missing, he told officers from the Met’s Cycle Task Force who were attending the event.
Browsing through official photos from the ride, he put in his ride number, and up popped an image of the bike being ridden along the Mall, with said number still attached.
Police investigating the theft would like to trace the male in the photograph.
The suspect is described as a white man wearing a blue cycle helmet, sunglasses, a blue and white striped t-shirt, beige/grey shorts and blue and white shoes.
Police would like to speak to this man, photographed riding the missing bike.
PC Charlotte Brierley, of the Cycle Task Force, said: "The victim was about to take part in the FreeCycle event when his bicycle was stolen. The theft took place in the middle of a very busy event and we are urging people who were there who may have seen anything to come forward.
"As a result he could not take part in the event which he was looking forward to participating in."
Anyone with information is urged to contact PC Brierley who is leading the investigation for the Cycle Task Force on 07768 928456 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
An earlier pic of the missing bike.