Cycle Industry legend and GT rider Hans Rey has reported falling victim to bicycle thieves.
Taking to Facebook on Friday 30th November he made the following statement and listed the bikes that were stolen. Hans has 5,000 Facebook friends on the social media platform (the maximum limit allowed) and his post was shared 677 times and attracted 151 comments.
Attention Burglary. My garage and camper van have been broken into in the East Midlands in England. At least 8 of my precious bicycles have been stolen. Some of these bikes are very unique and are not even for sale in the UK. If you come across any of these, please let me know. They were all made by GT Bicycles:
Sensor LTS (new model size L, without front wheel) Mustard gold.
Sensor AOS (olive green)
eVerb electric bike w Shimano Steps motor, without battery. (neon yellow)
Grade carbon gravel bike (carbon w yellow fork)
Zaskar 100 Hans Rey edition (white)
Zaskar 100 reg. carbon edition
Zaskar Trials bike (white)
Legacy urban commuter bike (silver)
Sadly he had to return to Facebook on Sunday 2nd December as (being out of the country at the time) he was unable to fully secure the site and the thieves were able to return and take another bicycle and 2 motorcycles.
Burglary part 2, the nightmare continues. I can’t tell you how gutted I am, the burglars came back the following night and stole my possible favorite bike, my @gtbicycles it1 gearbox bike, as well as my brand new TRS Motorcycles Factory 250 Trials Moto and my old 2000 @sherco_spain 290cc. I am 5000miles away, my stepson secured the site after the first burglary unfortunately he had no access to the keys of the locks to move the lot. We had made arrangements to block the entrance for today, but it was too late, they came back in a 4 hour window with a blow torch, cut through everything like knife through butter. Thank you all for the great outreach and concern from so many folks, I hope justice will be done.
All of the stolen items are pictured below and this is the link to the facebook posts.
Update: Hans has made a video which you can view here.
Any leads please contact Hans via his Facebook page or the Leicestershire Police Dept., Crime Ref: 18000580431