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Riding for Pride 🌈🌈 and the Queen 👑💐

Well this has been an exceptional few days - of course on Thursday we heard the very sad news that the Queen had passed away. 😢 Although she was 96, it was still a shock and I found myself quite emotional. I've never actually met the Queen although I did see her many years ago when she opened the MK dons stadium. The closest I've come recently was when the girls and I came across an effigy of her riding a bike on the platinum Jubilee weekend!!. 👑🚴 The Queen was an avid cyclist in her youth, I wonder if she ever gave an E bike a go as she got older? As a mark of respect went up and left flowers for her at the Rose in Campbell Park in Milton Keynes - it was very moving.

But it was also a weekend for celebration - celebration of Pride and as someone who is a proud LGBTQ ally 🌈, I was delighted to be able to help lead a Pride ride organised from the local Trek store. My rainbow jersey didn't arrive in time but I did have some rainbow arm warmers. A fantastic enjoyable and social road ride finished off with Krispy Kreme doughnuts and a freebie pride T-shirt from Trek.

Ride with Pride 🌈

Our little group

Laying flowers 💐 in memory of the Queen

The closest I've ever got / on the Queens platinum Jubilee weekend 😂😂 👑

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