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‘Very rare’ racing bicycles stolen from competitive cyclist in Subiaco

One-of-a-kind bicycles have been stolen from a well-known figure in Perth cycling community over the weekend.

Former Cycliq chief executive and competitive cyclist Chris Singleton woke up and found three of his bikes missing from his Subiaco home.

Tour de France champion Cadel Evans was an ambassador for the Perth-based tech company Cycliq in 2017.

Camera IconTwo racing bikes and a mountain bike were stolen from a Subiaco competitive cyclist. Credit: Chris Singleton/Facebook

Singleton said he was gearing up to join Masters Cycling in WA race in Wangara on Sunday.

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“I was walking out the back of the garage to go race first thing in the morning. . . and saw ‘oh, there no bike’,” Singleton said.

“They left one bike which is a gravel bike.”

Wembley police Senior Sergeant Peter Gilmour said two racing bikes and one mountain bike were stolen from a metal stand inside the garage overnight from November 27 -28.

The thief jumped the front fence, gone down the side of the house and to the backyard where there was an unlocked garage.

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Sen. Sgt Gilmour said he could not disclose the estimated value of the stolen items but said they were expensive as the bikes were “very rare”.

Two racing bikes and a mountain bike were stolen from a Subiaco competitive cyclist.
Camera IconTwo racing bikes and a mountain bike were stolen from a Subiaco competitive cyclist. Credit: Chris Singleton/Facebook

The metallic green Cervelo, with DT Swiss 80mm wheels and specialised power saddle, is the only one in Australia after it was modified.

A McLaren Tarmac, which is black and orange, is one of only two of its kind in the State.

Singleton is hoping his message to the thieves reach far and wide on social media, with his public post shared more than 100 times.

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“Please share and reshare, let’s nail these thieves,” he said on Facebook.

“Excuse my language but let’s nail these F******, enough of this stealing of bikes and those who are happy to receive stolen goods.”

Singleton said the bikes were rare as they were customised for him and they would be spotted quickly if the thieves rode them.

“They didn’t take the batteries (for Cervelo) so no way they could’ve ridden it,” he said.

“They’re going to have to buy batteries from somewhere, they’re going to struggle to buy these anywhere.

“At the moment there’s a total shortage of bike supply.”

Singleton said the bicycles were insured but he was willing to offer a “generous reward” to anyone getting his bikes back.

“The main thing is I just can’t race. I’ll be lucky to find a bike in mid-January or February,” he said.

“It just highlights the amount of bikes that have been targeted in western suburbs.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperswa.com.au.

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