We sadly record that former Hackney LCC comrade, and friend to many, Claire Tansley, died on Wednesday 22nd February in Bart’s Hospital. She was 41, and had been suffering from a recurrent lymphoma. A Scot by birth and upbringing, and a teacher and environmental educator by profession, Claire was an active member of our local group from the mid-1990s until the turn of the century brought with it parenthood and migration across the River Lea. Claire invested masses of time and effort into the campaign. Frequently the face of the group on our stall at events such as the Hackney Show, she encouraged many people to start or return to cycling. She organised several of our Burns Night fundraisers — a role for which her vivacity and gregarious nature as well as her national origin suited her well. And she initiated our tradition of annual Bike The Bounds rides around the borough. Perhaps Claire’s most significant campaigning legacy was her role in nurturing cycling education in schools and the wider community when there was very little of it going on. She led ‘Safe Routes to Schools’ initiatives, introduced cycle training into the schools she worked at, and helped create one of London’s first ‘exercise on prescription’ projects, called Cycleactive, here in Hackney. She leaves behind husband Harry, son Dennis and daughter Julia.