THREE bikes were stolen in a raid on a motorcross event in Huddersfield.
The machines, worth about £10,000 in total, were taken from the White Rose Motorcross Club meet at a track off Wakefield Road in Grange Moor at the weekend.
Now a £700 reward is being offered for their safe return.
The bikes were a child’s green 2006 Kawasaki KX65, with the number 18 on the panels, a child’s blue Yamaha YZ85, with the number 19 on the panels, and an adult’s Honda CRF450, with the number 135 on the panels.
Ian Lessiter, one of the event organisers, said: “It goes without saying that the owners are devastated at the loss, especially the children.”
About 200 riders and more than 100 spectators attended the event.
It is believed the bikes, which were locked in a van and trailer, were taken in the early hours of Sunday.
Mr Lessiter said: “It’s becoming more common nowadays because of the recession.
“We haven’t felt the need before, but we will now be employing night-time security at all our meetings. At the end of the day we need the riders to feel safe and secure.”
The club is offering a £700 for the return of the bikes.
Anyone with information should call police on 0845 6060606 or the club on 07716 294361.