February 17, 2015 at 8:56 am #7152EddiebKeymaster
Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter
- Town/City: Tauranga
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
As sales of motorbikes soar among women over 60, what’s behind the remarkable rise of the blue rinse bikers?
Since turning 60, Christine Langton has been taken aback by the new group she’s fallen in with.
There’s solid and fiery Ruby, quick little Rosie and flashy but reliable Annie. Now, Christine can barely believe she managed for so long without them all. But Ruby, Rosie and Annie aren’t kindred 60-something souls brought together by the WI or shared a love of bridge, they are — in order of appearance — a £3,500 Moto Guzzi Breva, a £2,750 Kawasaki ER6 and a £8,000 Triumph Thruxton 900. In other words: motorbikes — and fast ones at that.
February 17, 2015 at 8:24 pm #7165
The chick on the right ain’t 60 surely?February 17, 2015 at 8:27 pm #7166
Joy Smith (left) and Christine Langton (right) both took up riding motorbikes later in life
Nope, they got the names wrong, this states above that the 60 year old is on the right! So that means the one on the left must be 80 surely…:)February 17, 2015 at 8:28 pm #7167
apparently Yes, she is 60…
Well, pretty awesome work ladies!
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