A British cycling champion has appealed for help after a "one-of-a-kind" bike was stolen from his home by burglars.
Five-time British time trial champion Alex Dowsett, 28, posted details of the bike and the burglary on Twitter, saying it had left him and his partner "extremely rattled".
The Katusha Canyon Speedmax is "likely the only one of its kind in the country", said Dowsett from Chelmsford.
The tweet has been shared more than 2,400 times.
Dowsett said the burglary "wasn't an opportunity steal" and instead someone had "planned and executed a burglary... specifically while I was away".
Essex Police has been contacted for a statement.
HELP NEEDED.— Alex Dowsett (@alexdowsett) February 6, 2018
Regretfully I need to tell you all that Chanel and I were burgled yesterday and my Katusha Canyon Speedmax was stolen. This wasn't an opportunity steal, or an opportunist taking advantage. Please read the attached and take a min to RT and share. Regards Alex & Chanel pic.twitter.com/Yvky1WvPxF