Hayling Island resident David Libby a keen windsurfer and cyclist was recently the unfortunate victim of bike theft. This has resulted in his Cancer Research UK fundraising 1250 mile cycle challenge being put on ice.

Mr Libby 51 left his 600 red Specilized Hardrock bike chained up at Havant railway station June 6 only to find it stolen upon his return. After David and seven Langstone Hotel gym staff had clocked up almost 2000 miles he was unhappy to have to pull out of the challenge but without a bike Mr Libby was left with no choice.

The fundraising cycle ride was started by Langstone Hotel maintenance manager Gareth Palmer after several of his family were affected by the Big C. 2000 has been raised so far and donations are still coming in.

Inspector Mick Morriss said: The bicycle was stolen from the bike racks on the stations northern-bound platform sometime between 7.12am and 7.20pm.

The cycle is a white and red Specialized Hardrock mens mountain bike and we would ask anyone who might have seen it or who knows where it is to get in touch.

Officers are working to identify CCTV opportunities and want to hear from anyone at the station during those times who noticed anything suspicious.

Call BTP with information on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 548 of 06/06/13