Mountain bikes worth £50,000 stolen at Cairngorms trail

Wolftrax Visitor Centre and nearby Wee Bike Hub report thefts took place on Friday night into Saturday morning.

Mountain bikes worth £50,000 stolen at Cairngorms trail Wee Bike Hub

Mountain bikes worth more than £50,000 have been stolen from premises at a Cairngorms mountain bike trail.

The 20 bikes were stolen from the Wolftrax Visitor Centre and the nearby Wee Bike Hub in the village of Laggan, about eight miles south of Newtonmore.

The thefts took place between 11pm on Friday, January 15 and 3am on Saturday, January 16.

Police are appealing for information and said inquiries were ongoing.

Eight Polygon Siskiu T8 mountain bikes, estimated to be worth around £12,800, were stolen from Laggan Wolftrax Visitor Centre, as were 12 mountain bikes – of various makes and models and estimated to be worth around £39,500 – from The Wee Bike Hub, along with £3100 worth of clothing.

Detective sergeant Andy Bilton said: “In order to steal 20 mountain bikes someone would need to have access to a large vehicle.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything in and around these premises and who may be able to assist with our enquiries to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 0935 of January 16

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