Send off for Bristol Bordeaux "Living Heart" cyclists

Although today was the third of my #doctoronabike days, the morning actually started in Queen's Square. I was meeting the people who were cycling from Bristol to Bordeaux to publicise the excellent aspirations of Living Heart Bristol.

 

It was great to see cross party representatives of many of the Bristol mayoral campaigns at the send off. There were supporters and candidates of Liberal Democrats, Labour Party, Conservative Party, Green Party and Independents.

 

Steve Melia (below) was one of the organisers of the trip.

 

The rain threatened to start, but we were lucky and the line up was captured for The Post as well as a number of mayoral campaign team photographers!  Labour MP Kerry McCarthy and Graham Godwin-Pearson (standing in for Geof Gollop, Conservative mayoral candidate) were also present to support the trip.

 

Wishing all the cyclists "Bon Voyage"!

 

If you aren't familiar with Living Heart Bristol then do check out their website through the link.  There is a useful 5 minute video, narrated by Steve melia that explains what Living Heart is about.

 

I also met with this 73 year old man who was riding this racing tricycle. He wasn't one of the people heading for Bordeaux, but he did say that he races for England!

 

He bravely let me have a go – I confess that I found it really difficult to steer. I suspect this was my first time on a tricycle for over 55 years! The owner however could zip around, even on two wheels!

 

Quick catch up with a colleague over coffee, then I cycled off to Bedminster and Southville for the third day of #doctoronabike tour of GP surgeries and their surrounding communities.