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

14:03
Mantas Ziedavicius was stabbed to death in a greenway in East Ham

A man has been charged with murder following the death of 29-year-old Mantas Ziedavicius in a greenway in East Ham last week.

17:00
Boris Johnson announces 1,500 new homes at East Wick and Sweetwater: with 
Rosanna Lawbs, Exec Director Realestate at LLDC, Leo Quinn, chief executive of Balfour Beatty, David Goldstone, LLDC chief executive, Mary Parsons, director of business development at Places for People.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson descended on Newham today to announce an extra 1,500 homes to be built in the Olympic Park.

Boris Johnson
An artist's impression of the Royal Wharf development (Pic by Ballymore Group)

The Royal Wharf’s second phase of development has 760 properties available.

Families affected by domestic violence can get financial help (photo posed by models)

Families affected by domestic violence can benefit from a grant of up to £2,000 thanks to an initiative recently awarded a second round of funding.

London

Most read news

Sunderland have suspended Johnson pending the police investigation’s outcome.

A man and woman arrested on suspicion of kidnapping the teenager on Saturday have been further arrested.

At this rate the whole Welsh coast looks set to become one giant tidal power station.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder