NHS doctor receives replacement bike from Tour de France rider

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LONDON: A doctor from the British National Health Service whose bike was stolen during a shift received a replacement for Ineos rider Luke Rowe.

Rowe read a Twitter article by Tom Roberts, who described how his bicycle was taken while working in an intensive care unit at the University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff.

Welshman Rowe immediately contacted the offer for a new bike to arrive on Monday.

“Take advantage of the new wheels and thank you and your fellow NHS Heroes,” said the Ineos team on its Twitter feed.

Former Olympic champion Chris Boardman also gave Roberts a replacement bike.

Roberts was familiar with team cyclist Ineos Rowe, 30, and former Tour de France stage winner Boardman.

“I have heard of them and know who they are,” he told the BBC. “I’m not really a cyclist. My bike is just a little ride, it wasn’t an expensive bike, just something to make me work and come back.

“He (Rowe) asked me what my size was and what type of bike I had and he said he would drop something in the morning. “

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