Geoffrey Butler Cycles says thanks

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Having had their shop burgled by looters on Monday night during the London Riots, Geoffrey Butler Cycles has been inundated with offers of help.

"All at Geoffrey Butler Cycles would like to thank our customers for their support and offers of help during the disturbances in Croydon this week," owner George Claire has said. "The Shop is boarded up but we are still trading, we are open normal hours and Mail Order is up to date." 

Looters made off with several Pinarello frames and bikes from the shop in Croydon, after breaking in through the front door. Bike Plus, a second shop owned by Claire that specialises in mountain bikes, was also hit, but thankfully suffered fewer losses.

Several shops and restaurants in the same street still have boards over their windows but, along with Geoffrey Butlers, hope to take them down by the weekend as tension in the area continues to dissipate.

Cycle King, another independent bike shop that sells mainly children's bikes and budget mountain bikes, was almost completely emptied by looters after having a window smashed in.

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