IoC courier bike in Transaid run to National Motorcycle Museum

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Transaid boss Gary Forester with IOC chair Carl Lomas and Mike Daly DTS, Clipper logistics at the National Motorcycle museum. Transaid boss Gary Forester with IOC chair Carl Lomas and Mike Daly DTS, Clipper logistics at the National Motorcycle museum.

IoC Courier bike gets 500 year Carmen signs in Transaid line-up at National Motorcycle Museum.

Gary Forester, CEO of Transaid and Mike Daly welcomed Carl Lomas and the IoC working courier bike to the National motorbike Transaid run at the Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. Carl Lomas had the Carmen oak board ready to show the Lord Mayor's approval for the bike to ply trade in the City of London. ‘This is a proper working bike!’ commented Lomas.



The event raised funds for HRH The Princess Royal's transport charity Transaid. Amongst road and cruiser bikes, low-rider Harleys and sports bikes came the panniers and top-box of the Inst of Couriers 1976 CX500 working courier bike.  Dressed in the eighties courier companies, panniers and top- box with colours of GLH Mercury, Pony Express, Security Despatch and Delta. A FORS sticker and Carmen 500 logos ready for Cartmarking on July 12th (Have you got your ticket booked to join Lord Falkland for what is one of the best network events of the year?)

Mike Daly, former DTS and now Clipper championed commercial and private motorbikes to make routes from across the UK and descend on the National Motorcycle museum for a BBQ celebration of all things two wheel logistics.

In the Saturday sunshine of all things logistics talk and networking the IoC Honda CX500 also had Carmen 500 stickers. This is the very same bike that will be presented to the Lord Mayor at Guildhall in the City of London Wed 12th July. It will be proposed for branding in the five hundredth year of the Carmen ceremony. A most ancient taxation event, 500 years ago carts plying commercial trade were branded with a year letter, a tax stamp. Today, those carts are a variety of transport from brand-new trucks to steam tractors and horse-drawn pantechnicons.

The Inst of Couriers president, Viscount, Lord Falkland, hosts fellows of the IoC who are welcome to call urgently for the very last tickets, the event begins at ten am , concluding with lunch in Guildhall, new boss of the BFPO, Full Colonel Andy Moffat will be amongst the IoC guests.


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500 Carmen logos on the 500 cc , Honda CX courier bike ready for July 12th Cartmarking in Guildhall Yard, City of London. Call immediately if you have not got your ticket.

Last modified on Saturday, 01 July 2017 20:25