Updated: Paul Dodd, the Brisbane-based long-distance cyclist who was missing for close to 48hrs, has been located safe and well. Further details remain unknown, however the rider’s partner has expressed relief and publicly thanked all who assisted with the large-scale search that spanned Queensland and New South Wales.
Earlier: Queensland police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a Brisbane cyclist missing since Thursday afternoon.
46-year-old Paul Dodd is believed to have left a Kelvin Grove address around 3.15pm Thursday on a blue and white Cervelo bike.
Late on Friday Mr Dodd’s partner issued an emotional plea to Bicycle Queensland and the greater cycling community, asking for assistance.
“We are really concerned for Paul’s well-being,” she said. “We would be really grateful for any information anyone has.”
She said Paul loved riding long distances, and hasn’t used his Brisbane travel card since he went missing.
“We think he could be between Brisbane and Sydney right now,” she said. “If people could please keep an urgent eye out for him and his blue Cervelo. He is missed and loved and we just want him home.”
Police hold serious concerns for Mr Dodd’s safety and and are urging anyone who may have seen him or has any information in relation to his current whereabouts to contact them.
He is described as Caucasian, 180cms tall with a fair complexion, bald head and very fit build. It is unknown what he was wearing except for cycling attire, a silver helmet and black backpack with fluro sides.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day. You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day and, in this case, quoting reference number QP1801799734