Danny MacAskill appeals for return of friend's stolen bikes

Trials ace Danny MacAskill in appeal after two Santa Cruz bikes stolen from Midlothian

Danny MacAskill, Glasgow Track World Cup 2012, day three

Everyone’s favourite trials star Danny MacAskill is appealing to the public to help trace two bikes that his friend has had stolen.

MacAskill used his Facebook page to make people aware that Fraser McNeil was the victim of bike theft from his Loanhead home in Midlothian on Tuesday (January 20).

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McNeil had his Santa Cruz Bronson carbon mountain bike, worth close to £5,000, taken along with his modified Santa Cruz Jackal dirt jump bike that has a white fork on it as opposed to the standard black.

It is thought that the thieves took McNeil’s possessions between 10am and 7pm.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police on 101 or Elevation Cycles on 01506 845390.

Chris Marshall-Bell

Chris first started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2013 on work experience and has since become a regular name in the magazine and on the website. Reporting from races, long interviews with riders from the peloton and riding features drive his love of writing about all things two wheels.

Probably a bit too obsessed with mountains, he was previously found playing and guiding in the Canadian Rockies, and now mostly lives in the Val d’Aran in the Spanish Pyrenees where he’s a ski instructor in the winter and cycling guide in the summer. He almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.