New track racing bikes have been stolen from a Welwyn Garden City cycling club, who described the theft as "idiotic".

Police are investigating the burglary which happened at around 10.45pm on March 21, at Gosling Sports Park in Stanborough Road, the home of Welwyn Wheelers.

Two males reportedly gained access to bike sheds, with three bicycles - each worth hundreds of pounds - stolen. Two were later found in Stanborough Park.

Welwyn Wheelers released a statement following the incident, describing the thieves as "idiots", as the bikes are only usable at a velodrome.

"Gosling Velodrome experienced a smash and grab break-in on Thursday evening, resulting in the theft of three of our distinctive new Dolan Welwyn Racing track bikes, and a petrol jet washer," read a statement on their website.

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"Two bikes have already been recovered from Stanborough Park and we are confident that the police are closing in on those responsible.

"The idiots that did this might now be reflecting on their life choices. These bikes are traceable and can only be used at a velodrome – you fools.

"The incident caused a fair bit of damage which has been swiftly repaired and re-secured by the Welwyn volunteers.

"We urge everyone to stay vigilant and keep an eye out for the remaining bike and jet washer. If you come across any information or notice anything suspicious that could lead to their recovery, please contact the police immediately."

You can report information online at, via online web chat at, or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/23371/24.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at