German bike company Storck suffered a terrible end to the Cycle Show at the NEC in Birmingham as four of its top-end bikes were stolen from a car on Sunday night.
All four of the bikes are brand new, pre-production models, and are highly valuable with a combined value of more than £20,000.
The most expensive, and most distinctive, of the four bikes is an Aero 2 Platinum time trial bike, with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and Lightweight Fernweg wheels, which has a retail price of £8,499, and certainly isn’t the sort of bike that’s going to pass unnoticed if you see someone riding it.
The other three bikes are a black Aernario Comp with Ultegra, a white and black Aernario Pro with Dura-Ace, and a white Aerfast Comp with Ultegra.
This isn’t the first case of high value bikes being stolen in recent weeks, with Orica-Greenedge having one of their £9,000 Scott Foils stolen at the Vuelta a España, while round the world cyclist Jacky Chen had his bike taken just 5,000km into his 100,000km trip. Thankfully in both cases the bikes were recovered, and we hope the same will be true of these four Storck bikes.
West Midlands Police are urging anyone with information to contact them by phone on 0345 113 5000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the crime reference number 20SH/177230P/15.