Danny Hart posted on the Descend Bike Park Facebook page that overnight on Sunday their cabins were broken into and everything taken. He’s provided a long list of items stolen, and the bike park will be closed this week, reopening on Saturday, while they clear up and regroup:
‘I’ve had my heart broken today, for the last 5 years we have worked tirelessly to make the bike park a success. Over night someone broke into our 2 cabins and took everything. When I say everything I mean everything.‘
- 3 generators
- Wacker plate
- 2 chain saws
- 2 leaf blowers
- Park tools
- Park bike stand
- Petrol power washer
- 100 percent goggles
- Stux gloves
- 2 track pumps
- 6 helmets
- All sweets and drinks
- All bike spares ( tubes brake pads chains split links)
- Great North Air Ambulance cash.
‘This is only part of what has been taken, there’s far too much to list.
We have been cleaned out.
Please keep a look out for a Ford generator, a Honda generator, a Stihl battery chain saw, petrol Stihl chain saw, a Hyundai powered Auger and a Clark petrol power washer.‘
That’s a lot of gear – here’s hoping some of it shows up and lead to the perpetrators. It seems like bike theft has been pretty relentless this year, but with longer nights there’s more opportunity for getting up to no good under the cover of darkness. Take extra care to lock up your stuff – though who’d have thought that boxes of sweets would be worth the trouble of taking?
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