Teenager’s bicycle which is “lifeline to visiting his mother” stolen outside Dublin hospital

UPDATE: Good news: As per the comment section below — the bicycle has been recovered! The original report was as follows:

A social media campaign is underway to reunite a teenager with his bicycle which was stolen while visiting his mother in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin on Tuesday.

“This bike was stolen from Beaumont Hospital yesterday whilst my friends son was up visiting her. He is only 13 and this is his lifeline to visiting his mother. If you have seen or been offered this bike for sale please pm me… thanks in advance for your help,” Elaine Hughes wrote on Facebook.

The bicycle is a black Carrera racing / hybrid bicycle with straight handlebars.

If you have any info relating to the stolen bicycle contact Elaine on Facebook or, if you’re not on Facebook, contact us and we can pass any messages onto her.

Cian Ginty
I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.


  1. Thank you for your help in this matter. I am happy to inform you that this bicycle has been found and returned to the owner. Kind Regards Elaine.

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