Lucy died unexpectedly in my arms on the 26th March 2015. It was a shock for me and a shock for everyone involved, including all who followed our journey from afar. Your patience is greatly appreciated during this time as I know you all shared a bond with Lucy too. I have expert opinions based on the autopsy and am awaiting the official test results and report which I shall share with you as soon as I receive them.
The last blog posts of her life and our journey together will be published once a place has been reached in my grief that allow the words to be written. The next blog post is proving especially difficult to write just now because it’s such a happy one.
There may be no need, but I do want to apologise for the delay in this message to you. It was a struggle to go back onto my website and when I did on the 7th April I just couldn’t write this. I am new to blogging and I had absolutely no idea I had subscribers who were not on World Bike Girl`s Facebook page. For this I am sorry.
It`s been truly wonderful to share with you an animal as amazing and exceptional as Lucy was. I wish the ending of Lucy`s story was a happy one but it`s not and I can’t do anything to change that. I now look to the future and take comfort in the street animals around the world that Lucy`s Legacy will help.
Ishbel, creator of World Bike Girl, has spent her life on bicycles, from road racing, to velodrome sprinting to cycling the world. She has pedalled across 20 countries solo and promotes commuting by bicycle. Much to the dismay of her friends, she is an avid wearer of socks and sandals.