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Team Ineos rider Luke Rowe replaces doctor’s stolen bike

Joseph Delves
6 Apr 2020

Pros team up to offer new commuter for intensive care medic

Having finished his shift in the intensive care unit at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, anaesthetic registrar Tom Roberts discovered someone had cut through his lock and made off with his bike.

'Yesterday I'd been working in intensive care, came out of work about 8:45pm and went down to where I normally park my bike. The lock had been cut through and my bike was missing,' he explained to the BBC.

'It's pretty disappointing at the moment, particularly when the NHS is being held in potentially a higher regard than it normally is.'

Describing his bike as not expensive, but rather a standard run-around commuter, on getting home Roberts tweeted about it at 9:02pm on Saturday. By 9:47pm fellow Cardiff boy Luke Rowe of Team Ineos responded with the offer of a bike.

With the original tweet shared several thousand times, also offering the anaesthetic research fellow a bike was ex-pro turned transport campaigner, Chris Boardman.

Roberts should be receiving the bike today from Rowe, allowing him to avoid having to drive or take public transport.