21 Mar 2010

RIP Chris Hutt and other Bristol heros.

Devastated to find out that Chris Hutt, who I used to know in my Bristol days, died yesterday.

A very sad loss.

I hope as a memorial the local authority will not wreck the Bristol-Bath cycle path, which he worked so hard to defend.

I believe he died from a heart condition, sadly so many cyclists are killed in the saddle, he died at home

Pete Taylor, another cycling campaigner, and a good friend, died last year.

Last time I was in Bristol I had a couple of pints in the Highbury Vaults, a great night but reminded me of when I was in there drinking with John Malos, back in the late 80s or early 90s, a great ecosocialist, and a former Bristol West Labour Party parliamentary candidate.

I do miss John a lot, he died back in the 1990s....an Australian-Greek physics lecturer at the University....he was an ecosocialist when there were less of us about, Bristol is happily thick with the red and the green (Jerry Hicks for a start!).

The memorial we must build is a better future.

Chris Hutt would wish that you defend the cyclist from the local councillors, click, take action and defend his memory.


Anonymous said...

RIP Chris. Very sad news.

Anonymous said...

RIP Chris. He'll be sadly missed.

Anonymous said...

Pete Taylor, John Smith, Chris Hutt. RIP all of our cycling heroes