Police are appealing for information after a bike was stolen during the recent cycle races in Lichfield city centre.
At around 4.45pm on Sunday (August 28) a man took the bike from Market Square and rode off along Bore Street and The Friary. He was last seen near the Bowling Green traffic island.
The man is described as white, aged around 45, 5 ft 6 ins tall, of large build with short hair. He was wearing white cycling shorts, a lime green cycling top and a white cycle helmet.
The stolen bike is a unique prototype produced and supplied by a specialist racing manufacturer in Wigan and is worth £1,500. It has a black carbon fibre frame with Champion System and Maxgear.co.uk in fluorescent green writing across the frame. The tyre walls are also fluorescent green.
It features dropped handlebars with white tape and the saddle is black with Specialized 135 along the side in white lettering. It is an 18-speed bike with Tiagra gear shift levers. It has an unusual chain set, the large front gear cog has 46 teeth and the rear cogs have between 14 and 25 teeth. The crank set has Sora written on it in silver/grey lettering.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Steve Whitworth at Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 44 55, quoting incident 504 of August 28, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.