Benny Clerkin here , I was Absolutely gutted to be informed about two local lads Shea and Josh's bikes being stolen! As they travelled all the way to the BDS in Innerleithen Scotland and for this to happen to such genuine and nice lads is disgusting .
After practice day on the Saturday the lads prepared and were excited to race the following day and as race day began they woke up to their bikes stolen. They later found out there was suspicious activity reported by multiple people within the race grounds the night before and it is a shame nothing was done about it there and then .It wasn't only Shea and Josh who fell victim to these thief's there were also several other bikes stolen on the same night!.
We all know the work/time/effort/and expense that goes into purchasing or building these downhill race bikes. Then the changes that were made to their brakes/suspension/setup all mean one thing more and another added cost.
This leaves them in a sticky and unnecessary situation for the rest of the year, anyone who knows the lads will understand what bikes and racing means to them and to be side-lined not only for the BDS but all other up and coming races is devastating. As the Irish National Champs is approaching it would be a shame for them to miss it. As we all know how strong the biking community is lets try get these lads back on bikes and racing again we don't expect to reach the full money but every little helps and would mean a lot to the boys,
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