A FRODSHAM couple were left heartbroken after their wedding present, a tandem bike, was stolen.
Michele and Chris Hardwick, both 31, from Townfield Lane are keen cyclists and decided instead of asking for normal wedding gifts they asked everyone to contribute money towards a tandem.
Michele said: “We wanted people to give us something we would enjoy.
“It meant we were able to have the bike specially made for us. It’s not like you can just walk into Halfords and buy a tandem you have to have it specially made, for your leg length and size.”
“We took it on our honeymoon to New Zealand, and on a number of family holidays since then.”
The couple who have now been married for two years and have a four month-old-son recently bought a buggy to attach to the bike and pull baby Ben along behind.
Michele said: “We only used that once. Now we have nothing to pull him, he never really got any proper use out of it.”
The tandem and three other mountain bikes were stolen on September 22, between midnight and 3am.
The tandem was worth about £4,000 and the total value of all the stolen bikes £10,000.
Michele said: “It’s not even the monetary value, it’s the sentimental value and the times we have had on the bike.
“We would know our bike anywhere, it was made for us even if it was painted a different colour we would know it.
“We are checking eBay all the time to see if it will come up. I mean they are so unusual and rare, that I am sure we would spot it.”
The couple’s insurance does not cover the bikes, and they can’t afford to buy a new tandem.
A reward for the successful recovery of the bikes will be offered.
Anyone with information should call 07968 055889 or 07929 862999.