Thieves steal over £100,000 worth of bikes from war veteran owned store

Eleven bikes were stolen from Portsmouth's LIOS bikes

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Over £100,000 worth of bikes were stolen from a Portsmouth based specialist bike retailer on Saturday morning.

In an organised effort, the thieves lifted 11 bikes from Lee-on-the-Solent’s LIOS bikes, a retailer and brand set up by war veteran Steve McCulley after his military career ended following severe injuries sustained in Afghanistan. 

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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.