Also got a shot of one of the outriders (motorised), giving a helping hand to an outrider (pedal) up a hill. He was literally pushing him up the hill at about 3mph. Any bikers out there will know how hard this is!
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But my favourite on this page is Rex's photo of the motorcycle mounted policeman helping the cyclist. If ever a picture told a thousand words, it is that. We don't see enough "happy" photos.
We saw the relay twice when it passed us, once because the lass carrying it works with my wife, and once to make sure my 82yr old Mother In Law saw it.
The outriders - all Met Police Officers I believe - made it into an event with their attitude.
The motorcyclists all came past with a hand outstretched to slap the palms of the spectators and there were smiles aplenty all round.
Mind you, a 10 week tour of the country getting waved at by all and sundry must be a welcome break from traffic duties on the North Circular or similar...