Leziate pensioner still biking at 81

WENDY TWITE                    ' 'Wendy Twite and her moped ANL-140304-084435001
WENDY TWITE ' 'Wendy Twite and her moped ANL-140304-084435001
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A Leziate pensioner may be one of West Norfolk’s oldest riders by still climbing onto her moped at the age of 81.

Wendy Twite has no plans to hang up her helmet as her Peugeot moped allows her to retain her independence.

Last week, we featured Daniel and Ann Adams, of West Dereham, who are still riding their 1927 Raleigh motorcycle and sidecar in their 70s.

Wendy has been riding a moped for more than 50 years after previously cycling from her home in Leziate.

She said: “When I first started riding, I was working on the 6am to 2pm shift at Campbell’s soup factory. This meant I had to leave home by 5am to allow one hour for cycling as we had to clock in and be ready to start work by 6am.

“I bought a second hand moped which was advertised in the Lynn News. The moped gives me a sense of independence as our last bus home is at 5.50pm and there are none on a Sunday. My moped is a necessity. I will keep riding as long as I can.”

Wendy uses her moped most days to travel into Lynn from her rural home to shop, along with attending social engagements and Lynn Minster.

In the past she has travelled to Hunstanton and Sandringham on the moped. She also travels by bus and uses her bicycle to attend nearby All Saints’ Church, Ashwicken.

Can you beat Wendy’s record of biking in her 80s? If so contact reporter Victoria Fear on 01553 817321 or email victoria.fear@jpress.co.uk