London cyclist left with serious injuries as £12,500 bike stolen by gang

As well as losing several teeth, cyclist also suffered broken jaw, scapula and collarbone in incident

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An east London cyclist was left needing surgery after being savagely beaten by a hooded gang in a violent bike theft last month.

According to the Metropolitan Police, the incident occurred on Tuesday 23 May at approximately 19:45. It saw the victim, a man in his 40s, who was riding a Specialized S-Works Tarmac with Roval wheels pushed from his bike by a group of hooded males who had gathered next to the cycle lane on Lea Bridge road.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.