Angus McQuilken, a Wellesley resident who has survived colon cancer and is a regular participant in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge cycling fundraiser, has had his bike stolen.
Both WBZ and WCVB TV stations have reported on McQuilken’s dilemma involving a bike that was a gift from his wife and that has helped him raise tens of thousands of dollars to fight cancer. The Trek 1.5 bike, which McQuilken has ridden in 4 previous PMCs, was stolen off his truck’s bike rack from his driveway over the weekend.
McQuilken, a familiar public face as a result of his years in local politics and now on the life sciences scene, tells WBZ: “I want the person who took that bike to know that I use that to raise money for cancer research. That’s what it’s for. I want my bike back.”
The PMC takes place in Wellesley and elsewhere across the state Aug. 3/4.