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Thieves swipe £30,000 in bikes & gear from Paligap

Sunday night break in at Marin & Mekk importer

Bristol bike and accessories importer Paligap lost £30,000-worth of stock on Sunday night when thieves raided its Yate warehouse.

Managing director David Lane said: “The thieves broke in overnight through the roof of the warehouse. Bikes taken included the MEKK Poggio range. The retail price on these models start at £1,100.

"We are issuing a reward to anyone who supplies information leading to the arrest of the thieves."

Bikes taken include:
 
MEKK Poggio 2.5 105 White 56 Large

MEKK Poggio 1.6 Sora Red/White 53 Medium
 
MEKK Poggio 1.6 Sora White 56 Large
 
Please contact Paligap on 01454 332 110 if you have any information.

John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.

He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.

Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for CyclingNews.com. Along with road.cc founder Tony Farelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.

John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.

He joined road.cc in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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