The City of Greater Geelong is calling on the community to keep an eye out for a public artwork that was stolen from The Hill Mountain Bike Park in Newtown.
Bike Boy was removed near the corner of Shannon Avenue and Newcastle Street with an angle grinder and reported missing in January, however we are unsure of the exact date of the theft.
Sculptor Sue Corbet created the bronze sculpture, depicting a young boy wearing a helmet and happily riding a bike. It was purchased by the City in 2018.
The work, an unofficial nod to Tour de France winner and local legend Cadel Evans, is around one metre high, one metre in length and about 40 centimetres wide.
Greater Geelong has one of Victoria’s largest outdoor public art collections, with more than 300 artworks, monuments, memorials and industrial objects displayed in public areas.