Thieves steal disabled rider's bike

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Thieves in Hull have stolen a motorcycle specially-adapted for the owner, who lost his right arm in a motorcycle crash fifteen years ago.

Dave Parker, 53 was out walking his dog between 3-4pm on Sunday January 15 when the thieves broke into his garage, smashed the lock and got away with the Honda CBR600F.


The bike is the only bike Dave is able to ride after he lost his right arm in the accident. All the controls have been moved on to the left handlebar, and the right footpeg is further forward than standard to account for limited movement in his right leg. The bike is Dave’s only form of transport.

Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Dave said: “It’s the only bike I can use and it has gone. Because I have only got one arm it is adapted for me to ride, so it will not be much use to anyone else really. They probably won’t even be able to start it. I really don’t know what they are going to do with it.”

The CBR has now been found, but in a state completely beyond repair, leaving Dave without transport.

Nick Andrews, a complete stranger to Dave, set up a a Gofundme page to raise money for a new bike. In just seven days the page has raised £2,845 of the £3,500 goal, and Dave says any money raised above the total goal will be donated to the National Association for Bikers with a Disability.


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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer