Cyclists from Kapiti and the surrounding area joined together in a ride of commemoration for Frank van Kampen, a fellow cyclist who was killed by a drunk motorist in September 2009. We had a good turnout of between 100 - 200 riders despite the drizzly morning. Julie & her crew from Manawatu were there and we got excellent TV coverage especially from TV3. Through donations from the riders taking part we raised a thousand dollars for Frank's family.
Associate Minister of Transport Hon Nathan Guy and shadow Minister Darren Hughes addressed the riders in person before the ride, and Minister of Transport Hon Steven Joyce sent a letter which was read aloud to the group (attached).
The main thing is that Frank got a fitting tribute from fellow riders today and one he would have been so proud of if he was watching.