Theft of bikes halts charity cycle plans

Adam Turner and the shed where his bikes were stolen from.
Adam Turner and the shed where his bikes were stolen from.

A keen cyclist’s plans to saddle up for a major charity bike ride have been derailed by thieves.

Three bikes worth £2,000 were taken from a locked garden shed outside Adam Turner’s Thornton home.

The 39-year-old, who lives on Rossendale Avenue North with his partner and five-year-old son, hopes someone has information that will help police track down his bikes.

He said: “I went to put the recycling out and saw the shed door was ajar.

“The lock had been broken open and my heart sank – I knew the bikes would be gone.

“I did the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride last year for charity and I was hoping to do the Prudential ride in London, which is a big one, but now I haven’t got a bike.”

The bikes – a white Chris Boardman model, black and orange Forme Longcliffe 4.0 road bike and a black and red Bianchi Nitrone 7 – were taken between 5.30pm on Monday and 2.30pm on Tuesday.

PC Rachel Lee, of Fleetwood Police, said: “He is a keen cyclist and is understandably very upset that all three of his bikes have been taken.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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