Australian man's world trip cut short after Swansea bike theft

An Australian man whose round-the-world attempt by motorbike was delayed after the bike was stolen in Swansea is celebrating being reunited with it.

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Biker delighted to get his stolen wheels back

Martin Williams says he's delighted to have his bike back. Credit: Martin Williams

A man whose round-the-world attempt by motorbike was cut short after the bike was stolen in Swansea is celebrating after being reunited with it.

Martin Williams, 53, told ITV News that the bike was found dumped at the weekend. It had some damage, but he plans to repair it and set off on the rest of his journey.

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Adventurer's motorbike recovered after Swansea theft

Martin Williams, 53, had journeyed without a hitch through Asia and parts of Europe Credit: Martin Williams

A man whose round-the-world attempt by motorbike was cut short after the bike was stolen in Swansea is celebrating being reunited with it.

Martin Williams, 53, told ITV News that the bike was found dumped at the weekend. It had some damage, but he plans to repair it and set off on the rest of his journey later in the week.

No sign of Australian's bike stolen from Swansea

Martin Williams, who lives in Australia but grew up in Swansea, had his bike stolen on Tuesday when he stopped to visit his Welsh relatives Credit: Martin Williams

A motorcyclist from Australia who had his bike stolen in Swansea during a round-the-world trip has told ITV News there is still no sign of his bike, despite widespread media coverage.

Martin Williams, 53, said: "I went around the local bike dealers this morning chasing information and thanks to the story all knew what had happened and were very willing to help.

"Unfortunately there are no positive developments yet."

Adventurer 'doesn't hold bike theft against Swansea'

A motorcyclist from Australia who had his bike stolen in Swansea during a round-the-world trip says he does not hold it against the city or Wales.

Martin Williams, 53, who grew up in Swansea himself, told ITV News: "It does leave a bad flavour but it's not Swansea's fault."

The global adventurer instead said a small number of people "everywhere in the world" are simply "a little bit less honest than they should be."

Police appeal to find Australian bike stolen in Swansea

Martin Williams, 53, had journeyed without a hitch through Asia and parts of Europe before stopping to visit Welsh relatives, where he woke up and realised the bike was missing.

South Wales Police is appealing for information following the theft of a motorbike which happened at Langland, Swansea, between 9pm on Monday 13th January and 8am on Tuesday 14th January.

The Kawasaki KLR 650B2 bike is white, blue and green in colour and is registered in Australia with the registration plate NSW37.

Anyone who has seen the motorcycle since Monday night should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 62140012889.

– South Wales Police

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