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Reward to find Special Olympian's £3,000 bike after it was stolen in Barnstaple

Daniel Weston won gold in the 25km road race in Abu Dhabi Credit: ITV West Country

A cash reward has been offered to anyone who can safely return Daniel Weston's racing bike.

The Special Olympian won a gold medal in Abu Dhabi earlier this year, and is due to race at the Great Britain Nationals in less than two months.

The bike was taken sometime between Tuesday 11 - Wednesday 12 June. Credit: Anna Weston

The bike, worth more than £3,000, was stolen from a garage.

Daniel has autism and lives independently. His family say his bike is a 'lifeline'.

Daniel works as a commis chef in the kitchen at the Barnstaple Hotel. Credit: ITV West Country

Outside of racing, Daniel works as a chef in the Barnstaple Hotel.

His employers have offered £300 reward for the safe return of the bike.

We were shocked and saddened to hear of this awful news.

We know this bike is everything to Daniel and know what it would mean to him for it to be safely returned.

– The Brend Family

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A crowdfunding campaign has started on JustGiving to raise £3,500 to replace the racing bike, wheels and heart monitor.

This isn't just a bike, to Daniel this is his exercise, hobby, stress & anxiety management and sport which he loves.

Daniel is distraught and extremely upset.

– Anna Weston, Daniel's mum.
Daniel's mum Anna set up this crowd funding page to replace the stolen items. Credit: JustGiving