Thieves have stolen eight bikes from Chris Boardman's home on Merseyside. Diving gear was also stolen in the raid, believed to have happened on Sunday night or in the early hours of Monday morning, report Merseyside police.
The Liverpool Echo reports that the bikes stolen include two electric Gtech e-bikes as well as a number of bike from Boardman's eponymously named bike brand.
Detective Constable John Molyneux told the newspaper: “Fortunately there was nobody at home at the time of the burglary, but the victim is understandably distressed about the fact they have been targeted in this way.
“I would appeal to anyone who was in the Gayton area and noticed anything suspicious to contact police. Your information will be looked at thoroughly and could really help our enquiries.
“I would also ask anyone who thinks they may have been offered items matching the descriptions of the items, or seen them being stored, to contact police.”
Anyone with information can call Merseyside Police on the 101 number or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.