Charity triathlete has £7,000 bike stolen

Police appeal for help after a triathlete who was raising money for a cancer charity had his bike stolen.

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Police appeal to find triathlete's stolen racing bike

Paul Nash with his racing bike at a previous triathlon. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A charity fundraiser who was planning to compete in a triathlon next month to raise money for a cancer charity may have to pull out after his bike was stolen. The £7,000 Trek Speed Concept 7.5 bike was taken from Highbridge Road in Barking on August 3rd. The owner Paul Nash was training to compete in an Iron Man race in Menorca on September 21st which involves a 112 mile bike ride. He is hoping to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

The racing bike was stolen in Barking. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The bike has white handle bars with bright red tape on the handles. It also has specially-fitted Fulcrum Wheels and a black storage box on the back. Anyone with information is asked to call the Barking and Dagenham Motor Vehicle Crime Squad on 020 8217 7976 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.

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