Generous Cyclist Donates Recovered Bike10 Aug 2020
Long distance cyclist Frances Grier had long given up on finding her silver Canondale bike which was stolen several years ago, so she was highly surprised to be contacted by our Support Desk when someone tried to register her bike as theirs on BikeRegister.
Frances’s bike was originally marked and registered by City of London Police and after it went missing, she listed it as stolen on our database. When the new owner, Mohammed Alradhawi, innocently tried to register it as his own,, the system flagged up the ‘stolen bike’ status.
Frances, who recently returned from a 15,000km, 25 country, 312 day cycle across Europe and Asia, explained: “Mohammed bought this bike in good faith on Gumtree, and then tried to register it whereupon he found out it was stolen. BikeRegister then contacted me to let me know it had been found.”
Mohammed contacted the seller to ask for his money back but unfortunately, they would not cooperate. Frances said: “As it was stolen from me nearly four years ago, I am letting Mohammed keep it as I had written it off as lost forever. I will transfer ownership to Mohammed who has been extremely helpful throughout.”
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