Thieves steal £150,000-worth of test bikes and kit from Cycling Weekly

Cycling Weekly has issued an appeal for shops and consumers to be on the look-out for 27 bikes stolen in a planned and professional raid in Blyth, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire. High-end kit was also stolen. All of the materials were due to be photographed for the magazine’s Editor’s Choice awards.

The theft from three vans occurred between the evening of Thursday, November 23rd and morning of Friday, November 24th at the Cherry Park Hall hotel. Items stolen include wheelsets, groupsets, clothing, tyres, helmets, shoes and tools. A full list of stolen items can be found below.

Several of the bikes were locked together, but were still taken, reports the magazine.

Cycling Weekly’s technical editor Symon Lewis said: “It came as a huge shock to have such a vast amount of kit taken so quickly. I’m just devastated that the effort of, not only the Cycling Weekly team, but that of the companies who supplied us the products, has been wasted.

“We are hoping, as the cargo is pretty unique, that we can recover much of what has been lost – if anyone does see any of the bikes on the list or sees a bike for sale for a silly price or something, please contact the police or us directly.”

Anyone with information should telephone police on 101.

Stolen bikes:

B’Twin Triban 540 – 56cm Shimano 105 Mavic Askium wheels
Bianchi XR4 – 57cm Campag Super Record
BMC Teammachine SL01 Disc – 51cm Shimano Dura Ace Di2 DT Swiss wheels
Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Disc- 54cm Shimano Dura Ace Di2
Cannondale SuperSix Evo Women’s – 50cm Shimano 105
Canyon Ultimate Wmn Cf Slx Disc 8.0 Aero – Small Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc, Reynolds Assault Le Disc carbon
Aeroad CF SLX Disc 9.0 LTD – XS SRAM eTap Disc Reynolds 65 ATR wheels
Cervelo R5 – 56cm, SRAM eTap Disc Zipp 302 wheels
Colnago V2-R – 50cm, Campag Potenza Vision Trimax 30 KB wheels
Condor Leggero – 52cm, Shimano Dura Ace mechanical Mavic wheels
Cube Litening Pro – 52cm, Shimano Ultegra mechanical Mavic Kyrium wheels
Genesis Crix de Fer 20 – medium, Shimano Tiagra
Giant Defy Advanced 2 – small, Shimano 105 groupset
Kinesis Tripster AT – 54cm, SRAM Rival 1
Kinesis Crosslight CX disc
Lapierre Aercode – 56cm, Shimano Dura Ace Mechanical
Look 785 Huez RS – M, SRAM Red eTap Corima 32 MCC S+
Orro Gold – 56cm, Shimano Dura Ace Mechanical
Pinarello F10 – 51.5cm, Shimano Dura Ace Mehcanical Fulcrum Racing Zero wheels
Ribble R872 – 56cm, Shimano 105 groupset Fulcrum Racing Sport
Ridley Helium X – 54cm, Shimano Ultegra Fulcrum Racing 5 LG CX wheels
Scott Foil – M, Shimano Ultegra Di2 Syncros RR2.0
Specialized Amira – 54cm
Specialized Tarmac S-Works – 52cm, Shimano Dura Di2 Roval CLX 50 wheels
Storck Aerfast – 56cm, Shimano Dura Ace di2
Trek Emonda SL6 – Shimano Ultegra
Wilier Cento 10 – M, Campag Super Record Disc DT Swiss ERC 1400 Spline 47carbon wheels
KTM Revelator – 52cm, Shimano Ultegra mechanical Mavic Askium wheels

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