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The mysterious appearance of BBP stickers across Europe

This June I left Bristol.  Sadly, this meant leaving the Bristol Bike Project behind.  I was planning a cycle trip which took in the Pyrenees and Alps so thought I would leave my Bristol mark as I went. Next time you’re on top of any of the following mountains keep your eyes peeled:

Col du Pourtalet, Spanish/French border:

Col d’Aubisque, France (this one found a home next to a Look Mum No Hands sticker!):

Mont Ventoux, France:

The trip gave me plenty of chance for reflection, and I realised that I hadn’t only left the Project with a handful of stickers.  First, and most obviously, my new-found mechanical skills came in handy en route as my rear derailleur was in an obstructive mood for most of the trip and also when a chain link snapped halfway up Ventoux.  Secondly, I left the Project with an open mind about the world around me, particularly with regard to people I met on the road; meeting and working with such a range of people at the Project really opened me up to new experiences on my travels.  Anyhow, here are some more pictures of stickers on signs:

Col d’Aravis, France (LMNHs turn up again):

Alpe d’Huez, France:

Col de la Forclaz, Switzerland:

Apart from just being fun to leave a mark when you’ve struggled to the top of one of these climbs, I thought it might be nice if Bristolians cycling the same route found some unexpected familiarity.  My other hope is that it might spark a curious voyager to find out more about BBP and maybe even come down to visit, volunteer or donate.

Pedal on,