‘CyclingMooKay’, the Cycling UK cow stolen from Box Hill in August has been found! Details are still unfolding and we will reveal more shortly! Surrey Police were informed of her whereabouts yesterday and are currently investigating the circumstances.
The life-size cow, painted with Surrey Hills cycling scenes, was unbolted from its plinth and taken from the top of Box Hill back in August. She was one of more than 60 brightly-coloured cows which were on show across the county last summer as part of the Surrey Hills CowParade. All of them bar CyclingMooKay were auctioned off in the autumn, raising funds for local charities.
Cycling Moo Kay was bought on behalf of Cycling UK by Guildford cyclist Doug Clare, a member of the charity, and painted by Dorking artist Charles Rowbotham.
Tim Metson, Surrey Hills CowParade Leader, said: “This is wonderful news we have missed her! We are keen to know more about where she has been for the past 5 months which Surrey Police are currently investigating. Her return means she can now be sold and raise much-needed funds for Cycling UK. CowParade Surrey was so well supported and it was a huge disappointment both for the charity and ourselves when she was stolen back in August.”
For further information on CowParade Surrey visit www.cowparadesurreyhills.com