A HEARTBROKEN professional mountain biker has been left unsure how to continue his training, after his bikes - worth £30,000 - were stolen.

Former world number 10 Adam Brayton, from Keswick was devastated to find five of his bikes had been stolen from what he thought was secure storage.

The downhill mountain biker is currently recovering from an injury when he received the call from his dad to tell him the unit had been broken into.

The 30-year-old said: “I’m devastated, There were lots of bikes in the unit so when I first looked I thought only four had gone but once I have a proper look I found that five had been taken.

“It’s not just the fact that the bikes have gone, it is the sentimental value of them. They all have memories attached to them.

“I was born and bred in Keswick and you think everything is as safe as you can make it, but someone managed to find the weak spots.”

Adam continued: “I’m just recovering from injury and I need to start training for the new season, but I’m going to have to do more gym work until I’m able to get new bikes arranged.

“We all can’t believe it has happened and I have to keep positive. The police are doing an amazing job I have faith in them.

“I’m convinced we will get them back and the police have been a great help I just hope they can catch the bad guys.

“The people who did this must have known what they were doing and targeted the high values bikes.”

He added: “I have increased security, and I hope this would never happen to me or anyone again.

“You can react two way to something like this, become paranoid or just stay positive.

“I don’t want to be paranoid as that could impact my mindset when I’m competing and I don’t want that to happen.

“I need to concentrate on getting fit and focusing on the new season.”

The bikes stolen are:

2 x Hope HB160

1 x Vitus E-Sommet

1 x Scott Gambler

1 x Specialized Stumpjumper

The break-in happened between 1.50am and 3.30am on Tuesday, October 8, on Eskin Street, Keswick. Call DC 2229 Ayton on 101, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting log number 38 of October, 8, 2019.