92 YEAR OLD BIKER DROPS IN FOR SOME SHOCKS
Dave arrived at Wemoto last week on his Honda CB250 Nighthawk to get some new shocks and a Swift chain for his bike - nothing unusual there. We got chatting with him though and discovered that although he has had a license since...1947...(yes that’s right 1947, you are starting to do some mental age calculations now) he had only been riding a motorcycle on the road for the last 10 years! So what you might say, but when it emerged that he was 92 that seemed to be rather a unique and amazing thing!
Dave is a spry and chipper fellow, who has lived in Sussex all his life and was a tail gunner in a Lancaster bomber in World War Two. He rode a motorcycle for about a year after he was demobbed but then moved over to a car.
He only started riding a motorcycle again about 10 years ago when a friend sold him a Moto Guzzi for £100. After a while though, he found it a bit too heavy, so moved over to a Honda CB 250 Nighthawk which he finds much more manageable.
He is a familiar sight on his motorcycle around Sussex, and frequenting the famous Wessons cafe in Horam, but even rode up to Inverness last year – so he’s not afraid of going the distance. He’s no fairweather biker either, he rides all year round. Oh and he rides a bicycle too - an average of about 20 miles a week.
All in all a pretty inspirational fellow – so if you are getting on a bit and are wondering if it’s too late to take up motorcycling – or anything new really – then don’t, as Dave proves, it’s never too late.
Do you know Dave Fletcher or have you met another veteran biker of note? if so let us know firstname.lastname@example.org
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