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Jacks’ vintage Raleigh

Today we met Jack…

This is Jacks bike. At 91, Jack is our oldest customer. Collecting his bike from his home today, we arrived in the pouring rain. Jack buttoned up his cardigan and donned his cap, then sprinted to his garage where he keeps his bike. Yes, sprinted!
Up comes the garage door to unveil this much loved vintage Raleigh. Bought in 1940, this has been Jacks bike for almost 75 years. Jack says the bike has sentimental value. “This was my transport when courting my future wife and I still ride it now, all I ask is you make it safe & don’t go buffing the rust off, that’s what stops it getting stolen…”
What a pleasure to meet Jack, truly 91 years young.