At our social evening on 22nd April we formally said farewell to Martin McDonnell who is off to Edinburgh to start a new life there. Martin has been a mainstay of the Campaign since he joined in 2008.

Martin Tweddell gave a brief speech saying “Martin has taken the Cycling Campaign from the doldrums in 2008 to the vibrant and effective body it is today. Without his dedication we would never have got to the position of producing a manifesto for cycling which has subsequently been adopted as official council policy. Quite an achievement.”

Martin was then presented with a small token of our appreciation making a connection between his old and new adopted cities. The whisky tumbler in Bristol blue glass will remind him of us every time he has a wee dram…

Until our AGM on 27 May, Martin continues to be our Secretary after which he will step down.

We wish Martin all the best and hope he can do as much for cycling north of the border as he has here in Bristol.  Scotland watch out!