93-year-old former motorbike racer back on the road, but at a slower speed

Don Juler, 93 from Oulton Broad is a retired competitive motorbike racer who can now ride once more

Don Juler, 93 from Oulton Broad is a retired competitive motorbike racer who can now ride once more thanks to a retro-red TGA Breeze Midi mobility scooter provided by Lowestoft’s Beactive Mobility. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Supplied

A former motorbike racer has regained independence after swapping high speeds on two wheels, for slower speeds on four.

Don Juler, 93 from Oulton Broad, is a retired competitive motorbike racer who can now ride once more thanks to a retro-red TGA Breeze Midi mobility scooter provided by Lowestoft's Beactive Mobility.

Mr Juler completed over 400 50cc motorbike races during the 1960's and 70's including the grueling Isle of Man TT on his own modified Itom 50cc motorbike.

Born and bred in Suffolk, Mr Juler developed a passion for riding and went onto race around many historic circuits such as Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Snetterton.

The former electrician entered his first competitive race in 1951 aged 29 when he finished fifth out of a field of 40 riders at Silverstone.

He had to sell his car and hence was looking for a means to remain mobile – a TGA Breeze Midi 4 from Lowestoft's Beactive Mobility was the answer.

Mr Juler said: 'I may not have the thrill of riding at 90mph these days however my 8mph Breeze scooter delivers a satisfying ride. I visited Beactive's showroom and was immediately tempted by this scooter as it was sturdy and built really well.

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'I haven't owned it for long but have already been able to access the local shops which is essential when you live on your own.

Mr Juler added: 'I was married for nearly 70 years and my late wife always supported me at meets, until she put the 'kibosh' on it all after my fifth crash at Cadwell Park.

'Nowadays much slower speeds are my thing as old age is taking its toll, the convenience my Breeze gives is brilliant.'