Bikes worth 'thousands of pounds' stolen from Bristol shop on Christmas Day

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A crowdfunding page has been set up to raise money for the owner

Bicycles worth thousands of pounds were stolen from a Bristol store on Christmas Day.

Thieves broke into Bikemaker on West Street, Old Market, on December 25 and helped themselves to a number of bikes and cycling equipment.

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Run by cycling enthusiast Russ Hadley, Bikemaker offers qualified bike building, repairs and servicing as well as a range of bicycles for children and adults.

A crowdfunder has been set up for Russ as he doesn’t have insurance to cover the losses. A message on the GoFundMe page reads: “Customers’ bikes and e-bikes have been stolen that he will now be responsible for paying for. 

The Bikemaker store in Old MarketThe Bikemaker store in Old Market
The Bikemaker store in Old Market | Bikemaker

“Russell works so hard for his business that he has built up over the last 13 years and is an important part of the community. This has come as a massive blow for him. I really hope we can pull together to help him rebuild his business and support his family in the meantime.”

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