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Cyclist threatened at knifepoint before having rare bike stolen in Bristol

It's a Yeti Titanium Arc and is worth more than £5,000. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

A man who was threatened at knifepoint before having his rare bike stolen by two men in Bristol is appealing for help.

Simon Eynon-Williams was cycling on the towpath from Avonmouth towards Cumberland Basin when he was targeted by thieves.

His bike is one of around 20 in the UK and just 500 worldwide. It's valued at around £5,500 and is a Yeti Titanium Arc.

Simon is now desperate to find the bike and is urging cycle shops and other cyclists to be on the lookout for distinctive bikes.

It happened when two men on a motorbike rode past the cyclist, who was just under the Clifton Suspension Bridge at the time.

He was then hit in the head by one of the men, before being threatened at knifepoint.

One of them ordered Simon to give them his wallet and phone, which he didn't have.

According to Avon and Somerset Police, Simon's bike was stolen by the two men and they cycled off towards Cumberland Basin.

They are described as two white males. One in his late teens or early 20s with bushy eyebrows, black Nike style shoes and black leather gloves.

The other is described as being slightly older, around 6ft tall and of a heavy build. He was wearing a blue Adidas jacket at the time with grey tracksuit bottoms.

The motorbike they were on had a yellow front fender, gold forks and a yellow and blue tank with black tape and a white rear mudguard.

The police are asking anyone with any information to get in touch, particularly if you have been offered a bike or recognise the suspects.