Two-wheel courier escort in Lord Mayor's Show 2015

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IOC organise Two-wheel courier escort in 2015 Lord Mayor's Show

800 hundred year tradition, two wheel escort, plate number 50 for Maritime truck entry with two wheel escort to Lord Mayors show for IOD East meets West float in glorious colour and captured by the BBC.

Institute of Couriers Chairman Carl Lomas was asked to find two wheel escort for the Lord mayor show entry of the IOD East Meets west float hauled by Maritime Transport, CitySprint put forward City of London Motorcycle Courier Graham with a twin top box Honda motorcycle.


The Lord Mayor’s Show is celebrating its 800th anniversary tomorrow on Saturday 14th November. The ancient carnival is loved the world over and regarded as a classic piece of British pageantry in the UK calendar. This year, maritime expert Alderman Jeffrey Mountevans has been elected as the 688th Lord Mayor of the City of London to serve as the global ambassador for UK-based financial and business services. The Lord Mayor’s Show will be his first public engagement.

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City pageantry at its most formal for the east Meets West float entry. IOC Chairman, Carl Lomas, also a carmen liveryman was asked by IOD Mei Sim Lai to find traction and haulage for the East meets West float went to Maritime Transport, a maritime Lord Mayor and a Maritime haulier for the East meets West float.


There was no better way to finish the job than add a two wheel escort.


Graham, CitySprint,

Sand on all the roads for the horse drawn vehicles made for a big challenge, two wheel grip with some classic November rain made this a delivery to remain very focused on.


East meets West float entry, lead driver Peter Burgery (former Royal Navy) display the carmens cart board with military marshal. Peter collected the float truck pass number 50 at the Guildhall, the pass will lie alongside Carmen cart board of Carl Lomas, the Maritime lorry board marked by immediate past Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow at cartmarking.


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Carmens cart board for maritime truck hauling East meets West float 2015, Maritime Alex Williams, lead driver Peter Burgery.

The pageant-master gave a detailed briefing on the route to lead driver Peter, times and locations exchanged, everything is ship-shape for the 800th anniversary of the Lord Mayors show. Peter will be driving a smart new DAF tractor unit with a giant articulated trailer, Dominic explained the pageant is 3.1 miles in length with 7000 people in the parade, 2015 is particularly rich in bands, more than half  a million people are expected to line this years route. Steam engines and a bat mobile.


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 Out-rider on two wheels was Graham aboard a CitySprint London courier bike and himself escorted by Institute of Couriers sec Tracey Worth.

East meets West theme will see oriental walkers in splendid costumes all about the giant blue truck.  90 minutes of live BBC tv on Saturday morning.


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Ludgate Hill in the shadow of St Pauls Cathedral


Last modified on Monday, 16 November 2015 23:18