Help return beloved bike

BILL THAW just wants his bike back. The Rockhampton man had owned the Cecil Walker bicycle for over sixty years before it was mysteriously stolen last month.

He said he did not want a new one, because this bike had sentimental value.

"I bought it just before I joined the navy in 1942,'' he said.

"I've been riding it ever since, and it is disappointing to lose it at this stage.''

Mr Thaw said he came home from a day out last month to find his beloved bike had been stolen from underneath his house.

"I always reckoned nobody would bother stealing it,'' he said.

"They asked me how much it was worth at the police station and I said five bucks.

"The most value is the sentimental value, I would like to get it back.''

Although Mr Thaw retired 20 years ago, he still enjoyed riding his bike around town.

"It was in good going condition and I liked to pedal around town on it,'' he said.

"If there is a possibility of recovering the poor old machine, all the better. It is reasonably distinctive in it's an old model painted blue.



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