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West Dereham couple still head out onto motorbike in their 70s

Daniel and Ann Adams with their 1927 Raleigh Model 13 v-twin 800cc motorcycle and side car combination. ANL-140327-121612001

Daniel and Ann Adams with their 1927 Raleigh Model 13 v-twin 800cc motorcycle and side car combination. ANL-140327-121612001

Age does not stop a classic couple from going out for a run on their vintage bike and sidecar.

Daniel and Ann Adams, 76 and 74 respectively, still get the same buzz from going out on their 1927 Raleigh as they did in their teenage years.

The West Dereham couple enjoy heading out onto runs with the King’s Lynn Vintage Bike Club and their youngest son Jason, 40, also joins them on his restored Rudge.

Mr and Mrs Adams have been married for 53 years after getting engaged at the Pilot Cinema, which is currently being demolished.

She said: “It still gives you a buzz – even at my age.

“Our main interest was motorcycling and we would go out most weekends. I still go out the back.

“It is a nice hobby as we meet interesting people.”

The couple had been out on their bike on April 12, 1960, when they visited the Pilot Cinema, which become Zoots.

Mr Adams was on leave from the army after being called up three months earlier for national service.

He said: “We had been courting for three years and used to go to the Pilot regularly. My transport was a motorbike and you couldn’t do a lot of courting on a bike.

“We can’t remember the film but I think we had a bag of chips after the film.

“It is a good job they are demolishing the building as it is has been derelict for some time and we need more housing.”

The couple have three children Cindy, 48, of West Dereham, Carl, 47, from Lynn, and Jason, 40. of West Dereham.

 

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