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Bikes stolen from riders' compound at Saturday's Rapha Nocturne in London

Owners appeal for help in finding their bikes - one of which has an unusual paint scheme

Two cyclists who took part in a race at Saturday’s Rapha Nocturne in the City of London are appealing for help to track down their bikes – one of them with a custom colour scheme shared with only one other bike – after they were stolen from the riders’ compound at the event.

Ian Watson’s bike has highly distinctive paint scheme in the colours of CC London, which he co-founded with Grant Ventner, and they are the only two cyclists to have such a design on their bikes.

He posted pictures of Grant’s bike (see the gallery below) to the Regent’s Park Cyclists Facebook bike to show the paint scheme, as well as one of himself riding his own bike on Saturday to give an idea of the set-up, shown above.

The frame is from the Belgian brand Schils, but resprayed in that bespoke colour scheme and with CC London decals on the downtube and head tube.

Ian said: “The bike is also a mix match of components which will also make it quite distinctive.”

It has Shimano Ultegra gears and levers, a Rotor Chainset with Q (oval) Rings and crank arm power meter, Shimano Dura Ace front and Campagnolo Chorus rear brake callipers, and unbranded 40mm deep section wheels with red hubs.

Ian said: “If you see anyone riding round on one of these bikes and they are not wearing CC London kit, then they are on a stolen bike.”

The other bike stolen belongs to Dave Buck, and was locked to Ian’s bike. It’s a Canyon Aeroad SF SLX (size XL) with Mavic Cosmic Carbone wheels with Veloflex Master tyres and full Shimano Ultegra Di2 (with a badly scuffed up rear mech).

Rapha Nocturne stolen bikes - Canyon Aeroad SF SLX 01.jpg


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Simon joined 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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