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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.

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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.

Ride on!

Do you know Dave Fletcher or have you met another veteran biker of note? if so let us know news@wemoto.com
TOPICS: VISITORS
Posted by Lucy England
for Wemoto News on 22 September 2014 in Company News

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