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How the Bicycle Shone

I swear by every rule in the bicycle
owner's manual

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.
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