A cyclist has sent out a missing bicycle appeal in a bid to find his stolen vehicle.
A 33-year-old man named Rob Lutter was left devastated when he left a supermarket in Kingston upon Thames, just outside of London, only to find his possession was nowhere to be found.
However, the theft has come as a bigger blow to him as he cycled around the world on the two-wheeled mode of transport as part of a 25,000 mile trek and has lived off it ever since with all his main belongings attached.
He told the Metro Online: "'I had stopped outside Co-Op on Friday evening, at 8:20, to get some food on my way to house sit.
"I left the bike outside but I didn't lock it, because I only went inside for a minute.
"I always lock it usually but I thought it would be okay, I never expect someone to even be able to wheel it away because it weighs 65kg.
"But I came outside and it was gone - there was no trace of it.
"I've had bikes stolen before, but it's not just any bike - my entire life was on it."
Rob reported the bike missing to police immediately and later took to his Twitter account in the hope somebody would be able to help.
He wrote: "BIKE STOLEN: pls help, Kingston-on-Thames stolen, Friday night 8.30pm kings road co op. KONA ROVE touring + 4 panniers camera computer etc (sic)".