CBB Proudly Escort Burt On His Final Ride

Cornwall Blood Bikes would like to join with the family of our late CBB volunteer Burt Reynolds, his daughter Vicky, Son Sam, and Partner Sue, in saying a very big heart felt thank you to every single person who left such wonderful messages on our Facebook page and sent sympathy cards following his untimely passing.
These beautiful messages of support really have meant everything to us all at such a difficult time.
The loss and grief we are feeling is only a fraction to what his family and friends have felt over these difficult weeks and as they come to terms with the loss of an extraordinary man in the months and years to come.
On Monday 21st January 2019 Cornwall Blood Bikes joined with Burt’s family & friends and we got to say our final farewell.

CBB got to pay our unique, moving and special tribute, where all 11 of our CBB fleet bikes escorted Burt’s funeral cortege and took him on his final and last ride.

The 11 riders on the fleet bikes were:-
Ian Butler
Paul Thomas
Dave Trudgeon
Andy Bellamy
John Green
Len McMurrow
Alan Chowings
Tim Cookman
Martijn Huddlestone
Si Oates
Brendan Hale

These 11 riders on the CBB bikes displayed exemplary riding standards and truly showcased why we are “Riding For Life”

To all those named riders you didn’t just do Burt proud, you did the charity of Cornwall Blood Bikes, and Blood Bikers all over the Country proud.
The bikes were truly shining, and Burt would have been for once speechless. …in the words of Burt “clean bikes are always happy bikes”
As Burt’s funeral cortege arrived at the crematorium he was met by ten CBB volunteers wearing their high viz jackets as they formed their “Guard of Honour”
Well he would have been overwhelmed by the efforts you all went to on his behalf.

The entire morning was very emotional but a true celebration of someone who we are proud to call a CBB diamond, who we will all miss dreadfully.
As we told you previously Burt never ever wanted to hand in his CBB high vis jacket, and there was one way that we wanted to ensure that Burt never left us.

The first week of January CBB took delivery of a bike from our colleagues at Freewheelers EVS in Bristol, this has become our BMW 4, and this proudly bears
“In Memory of “Burt”
This bike was ridden on Monday directly in front of the hearse, by his good friend Dave Trudgeon, together they had formed quite a comedy partnership, and nothing could have been more fitting.

That way we felt that Burt will stay operational across Cornwall with his dear friends and continue doing something that he was so passionate about, which was promoting safe bike riding, and providing our free professional dedicated service for free to our hospitals and hospices,
We will indeed cherish his memory and let it live on.

So Burt we said our goodbyes and laid you to rest, we hope as your closing song said that you are that
“Spirit in the Sky” wearing your high viz proudly with the wind at your back as you ride the winding roads.
Ride safe dear friend, until we meet again.