A man who was featured in The Bucks Herald 30 years ago when he rode a motorbike for the first time has spoken of his pride after his son continued the family tradition.
Barry Flynn, now aged 34, was featured in this paper in the summer of 1982 riding on a miniature motorbike for the first time.
Now his son, Taylor, five, who attends the Thomas Hickman School, is showing every sign of following in his father’s dirt-tracks after riding a bike for the first time in the same location outside the family home in Meadowcroft Road, Aylesbury.
Barry said: “I have lived in the same house all my life so seeing Taylor ride on the motorbike outside brought back some wonderful memories for me.
“Cycling was just a childhood hobby for me and once I got into cars I stopped being interested in bikes.”
Barry said part of him wished he had not stopped riding completely.
He said: “When I see how much Taylor enjoys bikes it does bring things back.
“My wife Laura is a little apprehensive about him riding because it is certainly more dangerous riding nowadays because there is so much more traffic on the roads.
“We would be very careful with where and when we let Taylor ride and he wouldn’t have the freedom that I did.”
Barry added that an interest in bikes ran in his family.
He said: “My grandad owns a bike and my dad has three bikes as well.
“I think this is what started Taylor’s interest in bikes as when he goes round to their houses he loves sitting on the bikes and looking at them.”