Olympian Sir Jason Kenny asks for bike seat back that was pinched outside Tesco

Olympic hero Sir Jason Kenny had a shock when he found his bike seat stolen outside Tesco – and has now pleaded with thieves to return it.

Cyclist Kenny became Britain's most decorated Olympian when he claimed his seventh gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games last summer.

The 34-year-old later announced his retirement to take up a mens sprint coaching role with British Cycling.

Kenny resides in Cheshire with his wife Laura, who is a five-time Olympic champion herself, and son Albie. Partner Laura Kerry is preparing for her next tilt at glory at the 2024 Games in Paris.

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And Kenny was the target of thieves on Monday when doing his shopping at a local Tesco supermarket in Congleton.

The cycling great had the seat of his electric bike – a Tern GSD model – stolen after returning from the supermarket to find it missing.

He later made a plea on social media to have his seat returned as he took to social media to post a photo of the bike.

"If someone’s little darling in the Congleton area has just come home from Tesco with a seat post I’d very much like it back please," Kenny tweeted on Monday.

Kenny has lived in Cheshire, within close proximity to the British Cycling's home, the Manchester Velodrome, for a number of years.

And Laura Kenny, who relocated to the county from Essex, told CheshireLIve that she now has no interest in moving back down south.

""I wouldn't go back, as much as that's going to upset the southerners," she said. "Cheshire is my home, it just is, it feels like home, everything about it and I just wouldn't go back."

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