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Thieves steal 500 pairs of Northwave Arctic Commuter winter cycling boots

Distributor i-ride says lorry was broken into overnight while parked up, bike shops warned to be vigilant

Thieves in Essex have made off with more than 500 pairs of Northwave winter boots after breaking into a lorry that had been parked up overnight.

Following the theft last week, distributor i-ride has warned retailers to be vigilant about being offered winter boots at a discount, reports the trade website BikeBiz.

The boots in question are the Northwave Arctic Commuter GTX MTB and the Northwave Arctic Commuter road.

We reviewed the latter last year, and a pretty decent bit of kit it was too, getting a rating of 9 out of 10.

Anyone with information about the stolen footwear is asked to contact i-ride on 01444 243 000 or info [at] i-ride.co.uk, or alternatively Essex Police on 101.

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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