A man was photographed riding a stolen bike down the Mall, among thousands of other cyclists after it was taken from a participant in the Prudential RideLondon cycle event, police have revealed.
Images of the man riding the £2,600 green Trek Madone 4.9 down the road which links Buckignham Palace with Trafalgar Square were taken by official event photographers.
He is shown wearing a safety helmet as he rides the bike, which belongs to a 42-year-old man taking part in the event, after it was stolen from nearby Green Park on August 3.
PC Charlotte Brierley, of the Cycle Task Force, said: "The victim was about to take part in the FreeCycle event when his bicycle was stolen. The theft took place in the middle of a very busy event and we are urging people who were there who may have seen anything to come forward".