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September 29, 2004

Bicycle Escort into Afterlife

This is an interesting story.

A British Green Party Leader kicked the bucket the other day, after a long battle with cancer, and his send off includes the use of Bicycles in the procession.

The Oxford don and father of two died on Thursday night aged just 38 after losing his battle with lung cancer.

Hundreds of supporters on foot or riding bicycles are expected to process through the streets of the city at lunchtime today to pay their last respects to one of the architects of the party’s success in recent years.

His coffin is being placed on a carriage towed by a convoy of bicycles – in keeping with his wishes for the event to be as car-free as possible.

The bicycles are being decked in green ribbons rather than black.

Dr. Woodin is seen as one of the driving forces behind the party’s success in the UK, particularly at local government, over the last decade.

THE SCOTSMAN: Bicycle Cortege for Green Chief's Funeral By John Bingham

September 29, 2004 in Cycling News Network | Permalink

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