by Dave Anderson
February 18, 2014
Bad news for TRI UK after London Bike Show as two vans containing £250,000 worth of bikes stolen…
From their Facebook page:
Following the London Bike Show TRI UK had two vans stolen containing approx £250,000 worth of top end bikes, frames and triathlon equipment.
The hire vans were stolen from the Travel Lodge Excel car park at approx 1.58am on Monday 17th Feb.
Both vans had tracking devices on them. The tracking company located one of the vans on Newham Way, Newham, London. The Police managed to locate the vehicle but have now since lost it. The other van has not been located at all.
Many of the bikes stolen are extremely limited in supply. A number of the bikes are literally the only ones available in the UK. TRI UK are asking all cyclists, cycle stores and any other interested parties to contact them if they have any information regarding the vans or the stock. A reward of up to £100,000 is being offered by TRI UK for information that leads to the recovery of all of their stock.
Ford Transit Luton Box vans with ‘Dorset Vehicle Rentals’ in green decals.
Registrations numbers: DY12 FJF and DV61 DJE.
TRI UK are still receiving emails and info updates about possible leads for the stolen bikes. Huge thank you’s to everyone who has contacted us! The support is just amazing.
One possible lead is that another exhibitor saw some people taking photos of one of the Excel car parks at approx 5.30pm on Sunday. They felt it was strange taking photos of vans being loaded with stock. If anyone has any info on this sighting please contact TRI UK as a matter of urgency.
Everything is being passed over to the Police and so if you have any information, no matter how small, please contact TRI UK.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the TRI UK store on 01935 414142 or dial 101
A full list of stolen bikes is listed in this Bikebiz story