'Most travelled man in history' has bike stolen in Portsmouth

German cyclist Heinz Stucke started cycling around the world in 1962. And he's still going. Sort of. He's now without a bike. His distinctive 3-speed touring bike - it has two-handlebars - was stolen at the weekend. UPDATE: bike found abandoned on Tuesday, returned to a grateful Stucke...
Author:
Publish date:

He's cycled 335,000 miles and been beaten and shot at but but has never had his bicycle stolen. Until now.

Stucke told the Portsmouth News: "I always sleep with my tent door open so that I can see [the bike]. I woke up at 3am and I immediately thought 'I must check my bike' – like I always do. But when I looked outside, it was gone."

The stolen bike is black with two sets of handlebars and is covered with stickers from around the world.

Stucke also rides with a Bike Friday but on this trip he brought his original bike, used since 1962.


There's a large pic of the bike, and the man, here:

http://www.atkielski.com/.../HeinzStuckeLarge.html

Biog of Stucke here:

http://www.gluckman.com/Bikeman.html

Portsmouth Today:

http://www.thenews.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=455&ArticleID=1490949

BBC.co.uk return of bike story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/.../4755973.stm

Featured Jobs

frog bikes promo

R&D Manager

Frog Bikes I Ascot I Salary: £22k-£26k (depending on qualification and experience) I Date Published Tuesday 6th November 2018

jc cook bike promo

Mechanic/Sales Assistant

JC Cook I Grimsby/Scunthorpe I Salary: 20k Plus Commission I Date Published Tuesday 16th October 2018