As a result of the huge outpouring of support and social media activity - a couple of people have been in touch with Tim saying they think they have seen the bike a few miles from where it was stolen. Police are following up the leads and we hope they will be able to recover the bike and catch the perpetrators. Tim hasn't got the bike back yet, but it is looking promising! Thank you so much for all your support - we'll let you know when we get any further news.
Paralympian Tim Farr had his hand bike stolen overnight on the 21st April. The hand bike is a specialist piece of equipment worth around £5000 and gives Tim the freedom to get around. As someone with spinal cord injury, Tim uses his bike to push himself as far as he can. He also uses it to raise vital funds for charities close to his heart.
"Whoever stole it won't know the true value of it to me though as it is my way to get out of my wheelchair and be on the road." - Tim Farr
Unfortunately, the hand bike is not covered by Tim's insurance so we're trying to raise money to replace it. If this page raises over £5000 or the bike is recovered, the donations will go towards two charities supporting people with disabilities: Back Up, the charity where Tim works, and Access Adventures, which Tim set up to help others in a similar situation to experience outdoor activities.