I swear by every rule in the bicycle
that I love you, I, who repeatedly,
with accompanying declaration of despair,
tried to repair
you, to patch things up,
to maintain a workable relationship
The opening lines of Ode, by Gillian Allnutt. The Campaign this morning received a letter of support for our Symposium from the local poet and supporter of pedal power. A lovely gesture that reminds us how inspirational a relationship with a bike can be, not least when compared with the multi-billion pound car seduction industry.
You can read a reveiew of How the Bicycle Shone here. There’s a link on the review to Amazon if you’d like to buy a copy. Or come to the Symposium to hear the rest of Ode.