Search

£100,000 reward after triathlon bikes stolen from vans at hotel

One of the high-value specialist bikes stolen in the theft from a Docklands hotel (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

One of the high-value specialist bikes stolen in the theft from a Docklands hotel (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Archant

A triathlon company is offering a £100,000 reward for information after two of its vans containing dozens of specialist bikes worth £300,000 were stolen from outside a hotel in Docklands.

The owners are offering a £100,000 reward for information about the theft on February 17 (Picture: Metropolitan Police)The owners are offering a £100,000 reward for information about the theft on February 17 (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Detectives in Newham are investigating the theft from the car park of a Travelodge in Dockside Road, E16 in the early hours of Monday, February 17, following an exhibition at the Excel Centre in east London.

The two white Ford vans contained specialist triathlon equipment owned by Somerset-based Tri UK, worth approximately £300,000.

Items stolen include 52 high-value bikes made by manufacturers Giant, Cervelo, Cannondale, Scott, Neil Pryde and Wilier, bike accessories and men’s and ladies TYR wetsuits.

Detective Sergeant Tony Gambles, from Newham CID, said: “The white Ford vans’ registration numbers were DY12 FJF and DV61 DJE. Both vans had trackers fitted but these were disconnected on the A13 shortly after the theft.

A number of ladies and men's wetsuits were also taken (Picture: Metropolitan Police)A number of ladies and men's wetsuits were also taken (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

“We understand that the owner of the equipment has offered a reward of up to £100,000 for information resulting in the safe recovery of the property and the successful prosecution of those responsible for the theft.”

Tri Uk have also released images of a number of the makes and models of equipment stolen availabe here.

Any witnesses or anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Latest News Stories

20:08
Man detained after being found guilty of pensioner attacks

A man who was found guilty of brutally attacking three people in East Ham, including two pensioners, has today been detained in a mental health unit.

Snaresbrook Crown Court
17:23
Work on pedestrian crossings at Bow Interchange will start later this year

Improvements for pedestrians at Bow Interchange will get underway later this year after resounding public support for the scheme.

London
Guests at Richard House Children's Hospice's 15th anniversary event, including founder Anthea Hare on the right

For 15 years, Richard House Children’s Hospice has been caring for east London youngsters and their families.

London
12:33
Sandwich restaurant Potbelly opened its first European store in Stratford's Westfield last night

Europe’s first Potbelly restaurant launched last night, blending delectable sandwiches and live music with a healthy dash of vintage Chicago chic.

United Kingdom

Most read news

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Read more
Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder