Have you got a name for your bike?
Erm. I don’t think it has one. Not yet anyway.
Why did you start riding to work?
I got the bike at the end of 2012 so I’ve not had it long. I sold my car after moving into central London so it made sense to pick up a motorcycle project to satisfy my thirst for mechanics as I have a habit of taking things to pieces. Being from the seventies the bike has kept me pretty busy since I got it.
Whats the best and worst thing about riding to work?
The best thing is riding over Blackfriars bridge and taking in the view of London from the river. I love working where we do and that part of the journey is an absolute treat. The worst has to be riding in the rain but I try to avoid that as much as possible.
Whats your favourite bike accessory?
I’m not sure. The bike evolves constantly. A friend recently showed a purist a photo of the bike who returned the comment ‘not original.’ I think for me that’s one of the absolute joys of owning a classic motorcycle. It’s been through a fair few owners… it has a history and with that comes a character. This bike has character.
Where do you most like to ride?
The same as on my pushbike really, Richmond Park. Although I recently rode down to Brighton which was a lot of fun.