Olympic gold medal cyclist Philip Hindes's bike stolen
A bicycle belonging to Olympic cycling gold medalist Philip Hindes has been stolen by burglars, who are suspected of trying to cash in on Games memorabilia.
The gang failed to find the 20-year-old's medal or the cycle he rode during the Games with Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny in the men's team sprint because they are kept separately.
According to express.co.uk, the burglars stole Hindes' 2,850 pounds red, white and blue Pinarello Paris Sky machine he used in training.
The police believe that attempts will be made to sell the cycle on, adding that because it has his name on it the cycle it is likely to command a much higher price.
Burglars broke into Hindes's house in West Didsbury, Manchester, between Thursday and Sunday while the star was in Germany.
According to the report, it is believed that the burglars might have seen his Twitter message which read: "Going to Germany tomorrow."
Police have appealed for anyone who is offered such a cycle to call immediately, the report added.