Former pro and Le Col owner Yanto Barker offers reward for stolen Colnago bikes

Le Col are offering £1,000 worth of kit for anyone who helps recover the bikes

Yanto Barker is appealing for help after two of his bikes were stolen (Picture: Twitter/ Yanto Barker)

Former pro Yanto Barker is offering a hefty reward after two of his Colnago bikes were stolen.

Barker, the founder of Le Col clothing brand, is offering £1,000 worth of kit for anyone who provides info that helps him recover the bikes.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.