When I was eight, I had a Raleigh 50cc. This was followed by a BSA 125cc Bantam with knobblies and a Honda 50cc. All ridden around the garden and the adjoining country park, all three cost no more than £5 total.
I have ridden bikes on the road since passing my test on a Honda CG 125 in 1980, with a break 1991 – 1996.
Taking my IAM advanced test in 2007 made me a safer and more confidant rider and I wanted to pass that on, so became an observer in 2015.
Since 2018 I have been on the MBEAM committee, as Secretary and now as Training Administrator.