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Police appeal for help in tracing bike used by disabled children

Posted on 6th February 2014

Velo Plus tricycle

The Velo Plus tricycle is specially adapted to hold a wheelchair between its two front wheels.

A specialist bike used by disabled youngsters in Derby is one of several police are appealing for help in finding.

The bike – a Velo Plus tricycle with a ramp on the front to accommodate a wheelchair – was stolen from a shed in Markeaton Park.

Several other bikes belonging to Cycle Derby were taken during the break-in, which happened overnight between January 29 and 30.

Some bikes were recovered from a property in Redshaw Street, Derby, but the Velo Plus and others – including two BMX Raptors and five Barracuda 700c bikes – are still outstanding.

The blue and silver Velo Plus is a distinct design with two wheels at the front, between which is a large metal plate big enough to hold a wheelchair. It is used by Cycle Derby instructors to help disabled children enjoy bike rides.

Do you know the whereabouts of any of the bikes, or have you been offered one of them for sale?

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.