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Appeal after Lincoln commuter’s £1k bike is stolen

A Lincoln commuter who cycles 17 miles to and from work has been left without his beloved rare German bike after his home garage was burgled.

Steve Welsby’s home at Boothby Graffoe, near Lincoln, was burgled in the early hours of Monday morning, with items worth more than £3,000 taken from his garage.

One of items stolen was a rare German bike worth £1,100 which Steve, the Communications Manager at the City of Lincoln Council, uses to get to and from work daily.

Several tools, a jetwash, a petrol hedge trimmer and bike parts were stolen, but luckily, his road bike was left behind, so he can still commute to work.

The thieves broke in through the main garage door and cut through the bike lock to get to the bike, a Grand Canyon 7.9′ from 2012.

Steve is now appealing to get his bike back. He said: “This bike is incredibly important to me. It is used to commute to work or when the weather is poor, and I use it at weekend with family and friends.

“The other items taken can be easily replaced but this bike is no longer produced. It’s a rare bike – there are very few that were imported into the UK.

“If anyone knows anything about any of the items from my garage, please contact the police.”

Anyone with information can call Lincolnshire Police on the 101 number quoting incident 83 of January 20.