POLICE are appealing for help after a bike dubbed ‘Tour de France standard’ was stolen during a burglary in South Derbyshire.
Officers from Swadlincote Police Station launched a major investigation after a professional standard bike worth up to £2,000 was taken during a raid on a home in Etwall.
The Cube Agree GTC red, black and white sports cycle was heavily modified, a move that had cost its owners hundreds of pounds to retrofit.
Now, investigators at Derbyshire Police are appealing to people across the area to come forward with any information on where the distinctive bike could be.
A spokesman told the Mail: “We are appealing for help to find an expensive cycle that was stolen during a burglary at Etwall during the weekend.
“Between 2pm on Saturday, June 28 and 8.30am the next day someone broke into the garage of a house on Chestnut Grove and stole the occupant’s Cube Agree GTC red, black and white sports cycle.
“The bike has been customised by black tape on the handlebars and fitting a Fizik saddle.
“The carbon pedals have shoe grips fitted.”
Anyone who knows anything about the theft or has seen the bike should contact DC Tony Patrice on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
The bike, which is popular with people who enjoy road racing, weighs only 8.6kg and is also supposed to appeal to bikers who like to ride up challenging hills.