Danny Hart’s World Championship Bike Stolen From Sheffield Hotel

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Are more bikes being stolen right now? It seems that way if you have been following the news of late. It also appears that that being a top flight athlete, staying at a nice hotel doesn’t make you immune from having your bike stolen either. Both Danny Hart and Matt Walker, World Cup racers on the Madison Saracen team, have had bikes stolen this morning – including the bike that Danny Hart raced at this year’s World Championships…

There’s been a lot of bike crime going on recently it seems, and we’ve not been immune to it.

Here’s the post from Danny’s Facebook page

STOLEN!3 bikes of mine have been stolen from the Kenwood Hall Hotel in Sheffield, we believe at around 5am this…

Posted by Danny Hart on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Danny says…

STOLEN!
3 bikes of mine have been stolen from the Kenwood Hall Hotel in Sheffield, we believe at around 5am this morning.

World Champs Saracen Myst
Saracen Aerial
Saracen Traverse

Aswell as Matt Walkers Saracen Zenith Pro

Please share the shit out of this!

Let’s find these scumbags!

More news as we get it, but in the meantime, stay safe out there, you lot…

First in every timed session, the perfect weekend for Danny Hart

Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (2)

    We had a few bikes stolen in Nottingham on Friday. Seems there may be a group operating up and down the M1 between Nottingham and Sheffield specialising in high value bikes.

    Feel for Danny losing a World Champs bike. Seems unlikely, but hopefully they find the people and recover ours and the Saracen bikes!

    How many times do these things happen to vans festooned with mountain bike or (cycling in general) livery ?
    Or where people post ‘I’m at xxxxx this eve for a bike awards pissup’ in public such as faceache, instashite, etc.

    I’m not excusing the thieving shiiites who do this who need stringing up with an old oily gear cable, but sometimes (many times) the target seems to be well signposted.

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