We’ve just been told that thieves broke into Team ChainReactionCycles/Nukeproof manager Nigel Page’s garage in Liverpool on Saturday night and stole seven mountain bikes, although one has already been recovered. We really feel for Nigel and his family as it’s got shades of the break in we suffered and it’s not a nice feeling. Here’s what Nigel had to say…
“Thieves broke into my garage on Saturday night and stole seven mountain bikes. My garage is joined to the house and I have recently bought an expensive electric garage door with an alarm fitted to the control box. These people know how to get around stuff and got in and cleaned out my garage.”
“We were in bed and didn’t hear a thing. This has happened to me twice in less than three years now in two different houses. I am, as you would expect, pretty ticked off! The police come around with their usual paperwork, file it and then that’s it!”
“They told me these thieves get a court hearing and a £100 fine – great deterrent from doing it again! I guess it doesn’t help having a logo’d up race van outside your house but what can you do? I am going to have to invest in a lot more locks and security for the future. My girlfriend is now scared all night in bed and when I have to be away from home with work, this type of thing just makes life harder for your family. These people don’t care about that stuff though.”
We would urge you to contact the police or Chain Reaction Cycles directly (firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Stolen bikes”) if you have any information about the theft.
The bikes stolen were:
Black Nukeproof Snap
Blue Ragley Mmmbop
Raw finish Nukeproof Mega
Black Intense SS2 (with Easton seatpost, not adjustable post as in pic)
Raw finish Black Market Riot with gears (same colour frame as in pic but with gears, white Manitou fork and black wheels)
Grey Planet X small hardtail with blue Hope brakes and Mavic Crossmax wheels
“Please keep your eye out for the bikes especially in the Liverpool/Kirkby area at the moment, as I spotted my blue Scalp yesterday and got it back. Just a crazy bit of luck, but they are all out there somewhere…”
We wish Nigel good luck in finding the bikes and getting life back to normal. Keep you eyes peeled…
Remember kids, stolen bikes get sold somewhere – and if you buy stolen gear then you’re personally responsible for the demand.
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You have my sympathies Nigel, especially about the scared girlfriend part.
8 garages got attacked a few weeks ago, and quite a lot of stuff nicked mostly tools, they just………………………………, (cant tell you ), but it was a seriously disrupting theft.Not far from Liverpool either.
Christ…. hasnt this happened to Nigel before?
ANy chance this is related to those thefts in Preston? its really not far and these guys seem to be follwoing people with propper kit and know what they’re after.
Just a thought. Will keep an eye out
I guess it doesn’t help having a logo’d up race van outside your house but what can you do?…
errrr be a bit less obvious about having a garage full of top end bikes in a garage in Liverpool would be a start…
Absolutely horrible thing to happen to anyone. Really feel for you.
Hopefully the unique nature of these bikes will lead to a quick resolution, but with me, that wasn’t really the point. I got some of my stuff back, but I never felt like my flat was safe again.
Sorry to here about that Nigel,be a smart idea to keep the van away from the house in some secure storage like I do now if you are not using it daily, its probably only a matter of time before they have a go at the van, home the scum get tracked down soon.
cable anchor and some nice long chains like these http://www.torc-anchors.com/security-chains.php
eyes and ears open down here
I really hope you get at least some of them back, but as I know from bitter experience its never the same again.
I also hope your girlfriend gets her confidence back as I remember its a real blow to how you view your own living area 🙁
Awful, makes me feel bad hearing about it so heaven knows how you feel. I hope the people who did it come to a nasty end and you manage to get some stuff back.
a good bet is to park yer wagon right up to garage door.scum cant open door – scum dont get bikes.can be a pain at times but keeps out pond life