With much of the cycle trade congregating around Birmingham last week for Cycle Show and the BikeBiz Awards it was perhaps unsurprising to hear bike thieves were at large.
CSG's head of sales Ian Wagman had his van broken into at the BikeBiz Awards (held at the Crowne Plaza hotel at the NEC on Wednesday 23rd September). A prototype Charge Cooker 27.5+ was stolen from the van.
A few days later, Storck had four bikes stolen from one of the cars heading back to Germany after the Cycle Show. The car was broken into at the Holiday Inn Express, Birmingham NEC. The haul included the Aero2, the most distinctive and expensive of the four stolen.
The criminals took:
- Aernario comp with Ultegra 6800
- Aernario pro with Dura Ace 9000
- Aerfast comp with Ultegra 6800
- Aero 2 Platinum with Dura ace Di2, Lightweight Fernweg wheels
The police crime reference number for the Storck theft is 20SH/ 177230P/15. Anyone with information on that incident should quote that number when they contact the police.
Sadly, transporting bikes to and from bike shows can prove to be a big opportunity for bike thieves, most famously at last year's London Bike Show when Tri UK was hit with a £250,000 bike theft.