Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Anguish as Vintage Bikes Stolen

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Anguish as Vintage Bikes Stolen

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A MOTORCYCLE enthusiast has been left devastated after treasured vintage bikes worth thousands of pounds were stolen from his workshop.

Thieves plundered the three bikes, worth a total of Pounds 25,000, during the break-in at the DOT motorcycle factory on Ellesmere Street in Hulme, Manchester, over Easter Mechanic Roy Dickman, 76, says his beloved 1955 DOT Mancunian 197cc was going to be a gift to his 14-year-old grandson, Jake Trotman.

Other bikes stolen included a 1925 BSA 3 3/4 and a 1962 Triumph Tiger.

A toolbox containing Pounds 1,000 worth of specialist bike equipment was also taken, along with the wheels of a 1908 DOT Peugeot valued at over Pounds 5,000.

Roy said the Peugeot was being restored in the factory and is of great historical value, as it won the first motorised Isle of Man TT in 1908. …

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