Plaque to commemorate cycling councillor at new railway station

Here’s a lovely story from the Bromsgrove Advertiser:

A renowned campaigner for cyclists who died in 2007 will live on in a commemorative plaque to be unveiled at Bromsgrove railway station, marking a new facility that would have been close to his heart.

Gordon Selway, described as a “larger-than-life” character and who was also a Bromsgrove district councillor, was transport spokesman for the Worcestershire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and volunteered for many charities.

He was a qualified barrister, a nationally recognised expert on rail issues and Cycling UK described him as “one of cycling’s hardest-working campaigners and most formidable intellectual forces”.

The plaque in his memory is to be unveiled in the cycle parking section of the redeveloped train station in the town on Friday (October 28).

In the same article, Janet King, chair of Bromsgrove Lib Dems recalls a lovely story about Gordon:

My abiding memory of Gordon is of him riding his bicycle along the corridor of the council house right up to the council chamber, parking it at the door and taking his seat at full council meetings still in his shorts and T-shirt. It certainly got him noticed as a district councillor.

You can read the full article here.

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