Canadian cyclist missing near Vancouver

Family asking BikeRadar readers for help

Canadian cyclist Daniel Hughes was last seen on June 5th going on a cycle run in Vancouver, British Columbia and he hasn’t been seen since. His family has asked for help in finding the 29-year-old.


Hughes is cousin to BBC Scotland journalist Graham Mitchell. According to Hughes’ family, it’s not in his character to disappear, there’s no history of depression or drug use, and they fear something bad has happened to him while out on his bike.

“Daniel is probably somewhere in the Vancouver area, and we feel it is in character that he may have gone to the North Shore or other forested or mountainous places,” Mitchell said. “He was riding a distinctive bicycle (a yellow Marinoni road bike with red decals.

“He would have likely ridden on paved roads or easy trails, but he may have gotten off his bike and walked. If he had a bike accident and went off the road, he could be hidden in bushes,” he added.

Mitchell is asking Vancouver readers of BikeRadar to help by putting up posters and keeping an eye out. Hughes was last seen 8:15 a.m., Friday, June 5.

Hughes is a Caucasian male, 6’2″ tall, 180 pounds, with short brown hair, blue/green eyes and facial stubble.

“Specifically, ways to help find Daniel are: put up posters in southwestern BC, walk in Vancouver, walk trails and good cycling routes on the North Shore and other places in the Vancouver area.  

“Please be extremely safe! If in doubt, don’t go, and pass this information on to others,” Mitchell added.


If you see or have seen Daniel, or a bicycle matching this description, please call Vancouver police at (604) 717-3321.