Ultra-endurance racer Emily Chappell reveals bike theft in account of emotional rollercoaster victims will recognise

'After the initial tears, I went through a phase of calm reason', wrote Chappell, in a mourning process many riders will recognise

Emily Chappell riding bike
(Image credit: Future)

Ultra-endurance racer, Transcontinental winner and occasional Cycling Weekly contributor Emily Chappell has spoken about an "emotional rollercoaster" that far too many cyclists will recognise: the stages of coming to terms with bike theft.

Author and rider Chappell had not only her bike stolen, but also lost all of the equipment attached to it - which in her case was more extensive than most, including bikepacking bags, camping equipment, and her best cycling gloves.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.