Missing Ghostbike will be replaced

By Staff Reporter

A replacement ghost bike is in the process of being prepared in memory of a cyclist killed in a road collision. The ghost bike that was placed at Ormeau Bridge in South Belfast to honour the memory of Michael Caulfield has been missing for almost two weeks.

John Wright of the Critical Mass cyclists group has hit out at those who took the bike as it was a memorial to a much loved individual.

“The people who took the bike are seriously misguided. This was a tribute to a sadly missed cyclist. It was intended to be a permanent tribute.”

The Department of Regional Development has confirmed that the council did not remove the bike and the PSNI have said no report of the theft had been made to them.

South Belfast MLA Conall McDevitt condemned the removal of the tribute.

“I am very concerned that someone has taken it upon themselves to remove the bike, and utterly condemn this if it is indeed an act of vandalism. The ghost bike serves as a poignant reminder to drivers to be alert to other road users such as cyclists and pedestrians, who are just as entitled to use our roads.”

John Wright has said the group will continue to promote road safety until the DOE take notice. The group insists that respect to the family will remain a priority.

“We have always bowed to the wishes of Geraldine (the widow) and will continue to do so.”

Tags: , , , ,

Memory narratives

AT the weekend an event, ‘Armed Forces Jobs and Trades Fair’, was held at the ‘King’s Hall, Belfast, the aim […]

We hate loud music

ALL the news from the beating heart of Ulster loyalism. Camp Twaddell’s latest Twitter news as the battle for civil rights continues… […]

Coffee shop opens on top of the Black Mountain

If someone had said years ago that one day, someone will open a coffee shop at the top of Black […]

The Poor Old Woman left a very rich legacy

Having been relieved of the editorship of The Northern Patriot after just three issues in December 1895, it might have […]

The long wait for freedom

An Irish politician said recently that Irish people would have got freedom sooner – and better – if the 1916 […]

Master blaster misses the point… again

“That’s terrible,” said Peter Sheehan as he sat in the Bridge Bar and Grill in Glengormley watching the Munster hurling […]