Cairns man Alan Griffiths has been devastated by the theft of his hi-tech Raceline push bike and is offering a reward for its safe return. Picture: PETER CARRUTHERS
Cairns man Alan Griffiths has been devastated by the theft of his hi-tech Raceline push bike and is offering a reward for its safe return. Picture: PETER CARRUTHERS

‘It’s a part of me:’ Retirees' heartbreak at stolen bicycle

ALAN Griffiths' pride and joy - and his means of transport - has been knocked off from the YHA hostel in the Cairns CBD.

The retired Cairns Airport worker said the $7000 bicycle had become a part of him over the years and that he just wanted it back.

"It's a Tour de France bike, it's carbon fibre. I won it in a competition many years ago and it's gone missing Saturday night," he said.

"I have had it all my life and I don't have a vehicle, the bike is my exercise now and it has sentimental value."

Cairns man Alan Griffiths has been devastated by the theft of his hi-tech Raceline push bike and is offering a reward for its safe return. Picture: PETER CARRUTHERS
Cairns man Alan Griffiths has been devastated by the theft of his hi-tech Raceline push bike and is offering a reward for its safe return. Picture: PETER CARRUTHERS

 

Mr Griffiths said the bike was black with Raceline branding and Mavic wheels, and had an old seat cover on it.

"It's a high-line bike; you could enter it in the Tour de France this competition, it's that good," he said.

"I am disgusted. I can't even go and buy another bike - I wouldn't be game to go to sleep (in case someone stole it).

"It is a part of me and health wise (riding it) is a wonderful thing."

Mr Griffiths said the theft had been reported to police and a reward was on offer to anyone who returned the bike.

Originally published as 'It's a part of me:' Retirees' heartbreak at stolen push bike


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