Reward offered for return of cyclist's 'pride and joy' stolen bike
A CYCLIST has offered a £100 reward for the return of his bike, which was stolen from outside a Derby pub.
Stephen Hawkins said the £700 Trek bicycle was his "pride and joy" and urged anyone who may have been offered it to get in contact with the police.
The 42-year-old chained it to a drainpipe while he dropped in for a drink at The Brunswick, in Station Approach, at 10.15pm last Tuesday.
An hour later he found the chain had been severed with bolt cutters and the bike was gone.
Mr Hawkins said: "I use the bike all the time and I usually take it into the pub when I drop in for a drink.
"The bike cost me £700 when I bought it two years ago. It is my pride and joy, I'd love to get it back, that's why I am offering a reward."
Mr Hawkins, of Jackson Street, Derby, said he had put up a poster in The Brunswick offering the reward.
Derbyshire police is investigating the theft, which was reported to them at 11.15pm the same night.
A spokesman said anyone who knows of the bike's whereabouts should call 101.