A nanny from Wandsworth is fundraising after her electric bike – and means of extra income – was stolen last week.

Magda Ribas, 36, was already struggling to make ends meet before her bike was taken on Friday (October 16) from Putney High street.

The pandemic caused her childcare hours to dwindle, so she recently started a second job delivering UberEats food.

Mrs Ribas hoped to speed up her journeys by purchasing an expensive electric bike, while taking some pressure off her bad hips.

Cycling was also a way of avoiding public transport - a necessity as members of the family she works for have health conditions.

But Mrs Ribas only had the bike for two weeks before it was stolen, as she waited to pick-up an UberEats order from McDonald’s, Putney.

Though it was around 5:15-20pm and there CCTV footage, Police have been unable to identify the thief, who wore a hood and mask.

The loss of the bike is a devastating blow to Mrs Ribas, from Brazil, who said she was struggling to pay rent and living costs.

“I’ve lived in London for a little under a year. I have no family here or support system, both financially and emotionally,” she said. 

She has launched a fundraiser with the goal of raising £600 to get her back on her feet – and eventually her wheels.