Police are appealing for information after a number of bikes belonging to cycle training company Go Velo were stolen from Trawden, near Colne, in Lancashire this week. The bikes, worth more than £23,000 were taken from two storage units and many featured distinctive Go Velo branding on them.
Go Velo offers a range of cycle training courses throughout Lancashire, including through the Bikeability and Go-Ride schemes. As well as visiting schools, instructors also offer on-bike training and maintenance courses to adults and private groups.
Police say that the theft took place between 8pm on Monday 16 February and 8am on Tuesday 17 February with between 15 and 20 high value bikes taken, as well as camping equipment, tools and bike stands.
“That was 6 years of very hard work they have stolen from me,” said Kirsti Grayson, who runs the company, on her Facebook page.
PC Mark Wilcock of Burnley Police said: “Many of the bikes stolen were of a high value and if anybody has any information at all with regards to where these bikes are now or can tell us who is responsible for the burglary then please contact police.”
The bikes included the following:
A black and blue Go Velo road bike with a carbon frame
A white Ribble Sportive road bike
A black and blue Go Velo road bike
A grey Giant Terrago hybrid bike
A white Forme Stag hybrid bike
A red and white Specialized Rockhopper mountain bike
A black Specialized Rockhopper mountain bike
A black and yellow Carrera road bike
Two black Claud Butler Urban mountain bikes
Two silver Claud Butler Urban mountain bikes
Pictures of many of the bikes can also be found on the Go Velo Facebook page.
Anybody with any information can get in touch with police on 101, quoting crime reference number EG1500832 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at Crimestoppers-uk.org.
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