Ellesmere Port Bike Parade

Sustras Festival Our first job of the day was to help Sustrans to recreate the popular early 1900s century Bike Carnivals of Ellesmere Port, with a decorated musical bike ride to the National Waterways Museum and a free day of bike activities at the Bikes and Boats Festival.  We didn't do anything too strenuous, just provide the music while they assembled ready to set off.

We all met on the concourse behind Ellesmere Port's Civic Hall


Sustrans Cyclists

Sustrans Cyclists

Nearly 10 am and the cyclists are starting to arrive.

Claire

Claire

Our stalwart solo cornet

Chris

Chris

First Baritone. The only problem is that the ambient temperature has to be above 30 degrees before she will will consider playing.

First Number

First Number

Note the mini 'Trevi fountain' in the front. This was a feature much used by the local children to get themselves soaking wet.

Gemma

Gemma

Our excellent principal trombone, deputy conductor and arranger of music.

The Heavy Mob

The Heavy Mob

Trombone section and Eb basses.

Ian Helps Out

Ian Helps Out

Thanks to Ian for standing in. If you play drums we have a vacancy for you.

Ghost Dogs?

Ghost Dogs?

We need to thank Gemma's partner for taking these pictures. In this one it took us ages to realise that the dog spirits were actually the top of two fountain jets.

I Love Eddie Pickering

I Love Eddie Pickering

Our conductor poses under his own personalised gazebo.

Ready for the Off

Ready for the Off

Sustrans cyclists all set to head off.