Boston bike rack lads to be commended by council

Thanks lads ' Mayor of Boston Coun Paul Kenny congratulates Dean while Coun Stephen Woodliffe thanks Martin.
Thanks lads ' Mayor of Boston Coun Paul Kenny congratulates Dean while Coun Stephen Woodliffe thanks Martin.

The Boston ‘bike rack lads’ will be officially recognised by the council on Monday for their good deed.

Simon McMillan, Dan Butler, Dean Mason and Martin Griggs, will attend Boston Borough Council’s full council meeting at 6.30pm on Monday at the invitation of Mayor Coun Paul Kenny and council leader Peter Bedford.

Each will be presented for their public-spirited actions in repairing damaged street furniture – which was caught on CCTV – and for promoting a positive image of Boston to the world.

They will also get free slap-up meals from the owner of Boston Delight, Mohammad, which is next to the now-famous rack.

Since the lads’ story was first reported the video of their act has attracted more than two million views across the world – with interest from global media.

Coun Stephen Woodliffe remembered teaching Dean and Martin maths at Boston Grammar School. He said the action demonstrated that young people in the town did good things and they had made him very proud.

Dean said: “I think we did a good job. I suppose the CCTV people and the police are more used to seeing people causing damage – especially after a night out.”

Martin added: “It’s been unreal since the film went out – we’ve had Facebook messages and emails and loads of high-fives.”

Not seen our video interview? Catch-up with the story here.