Thieves steal Lincoln pupil’s bike bought by his dad for cancer challenge

A Lincoln school pupil has said that he is “devastated” after thieves stole a bike bought as a reward for him signing up to take part in a cancer fundraising mission.

Baily Speed, a Year 11 student at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School, raised over £300 for Cancer Research UK following a six and half-hour bike ride from Lincoln to Hull in June 2015.

The Carrera Virtuoso bike was purchased by Baily’s dad a few months before the ride to act as motivation for him.

However, while Baily’s house on the St Giles estate was unoccupied, thieves broke into the shed and stole the bike.

Baily, 16, said: “I’m just devastated really – I haven’t even had the bike for a year and my dad bought it for me as a reward.

“They just basically tore the locks down, trashed the shed, and made off with the bike. To be honest, it’s disgraceful that some people have done this.”

The bike, valued at around £380, was the only item stolen during the break-in.

Baily and his dad believe that the intruders broke in at some point between 8.30am and 12.30pm on Monday, January 25.

Anyone with information on the theft should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 247 of January 25.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.