Leading British off-road racer Lyndon Poskitt was left devastated yesterday after two rare electric motorcycles and much of his equipment was stolen from his van outside an M11 service station.
Dakar racer Poskitt had signed to race the electric bikes from American company Alta Motors at this weekend’s Erzberg Rodeo, a super tough 35km enduro event taking place in the Austrian mountains. He was en route to the event when his van was broken into at a service station at junction seven of the M11, close to Harlow, Essex. CCTV footage showed a white van pull up at around 1pm, with thieves taking his two Alta bikes, generators, film equipment, tools and riding gear. It is thought that his Alta Redshift machines were the only two such machines in the country, making them easily identifiable.
Lyndon has offered a £5000 cash reward for the safe return of his equipment. The bikes are thought to have been spotted been ridden through the streets of Stratford, while the motorcycling community has joined together to ensure that the bike thieves don’t win and that Lyndon will have equipment with which to tackle the Erzberg this weekend.
The bikes have yet to be returned though, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Essex Police, or they can get in touch with Lyndon through his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LyndonPoskittRacing