A bike used in a charity event to raise nearly £2,500 for a young girl with a rare genetic disorder has been stolen.
Tim March used the yellow and black TDF limited edition 2012 men’s racing bike to raise funds for Rett Syndrome in a 170-mile round trip across the south of the country.
Tim and three others took part in the grueling event to raise the money for his best friend’s daughter Holly who suffers from the rare genetic disorder.
But he has been left devastated after his bike was stolen from his shed on Evesham Road on May 2 at around 11:20pm.
“I’m obviously gutted, I haven’t used it for a couple years because of back pain, but it has so much sentimental value after I used it for the charity ride, I was hoping to eventually get back out there and ride again,” he said.
“It upsets me because strangers came into our property and stole something that wasn’t theirs.”
The bike was attached to an older bike in the shed that was padlocked, but the thieves managed to break into the shed and then specifically took the racing bike and nothing else.
Tim reported it the next day to the police who are investigating the theft.
He has the news on Facebook and has been checking website Gumtree to see if anyone was trying to sell the bike.
Anyone with any information about the stolen bike can call Cheltenham police and quote incident number 534 of May 2.