Police warn cyclists to check cycling app privacy settings after bike theft gang jailed

Highly-organised gang in North East Lincolnshire who targetted homes and stole high-value bicycles and other goods worth over £35,000 have been jailed

Humberside Police is advising cyclists to check the privacy settings on any cycling apps that they use after a gang of thieves targetted homes and stole high-value bicycles and goods worth in excess of £35,000.

The gang were collectively jailed for 14 years after they were caught by police, reports the Grimsby Telegraph. The thieves were also involved in the sale of drugs.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.