Millie celebrates her 90th birthday by going for a ride to Hunstanton on a motorbike

A great-grandmother took a trip down memory lane when she celebrated her 90th birthday on Sunday with a surprise outing on a motorbike.

Millie Anderson grinned from ear to ear after walking out of her Heacham home to see Tony Rimmer, from the Norfolk Goldwings Club, and his powerful 1500cc trike waiting to take her on a birthday ride.

The 90-year-old then quickly fetched a pair of sunglasses and put on a skull bandanna before hopping on the motorbike and waving to the large crowd which had gathered to see her off.

Before heading off to nearby Hunstanton, Mrs Anderson said: 'This is absolutely wonderful and the best present I could have ever asked for.

'I walked out expecting to see a car waiting to take me to Hunstanton but then saw the bike and everyone cheering.


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'I am on top of the world. The seats on this trike are really comfortable and I am really looking forward to this ride.'

Jane Scott, manager of the sheltered housing accommodation where Mrs Anderson lives, spent four months organising her birthday surprise.

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She said: 'I always try to do whatever I can on big birthdays for all the residents.

'I knew Millie was a bike enthusiast because when my husband had his motorbike and he rode it here, Millie would light up.

'She told us that she and her late husband used to have a motorbike and would often head to the coast from their home just outside Norwich so this seemed like the perfect surprise.'

She added: 'It's fantastic to see her enjoying herself and having such a huge smile on her face. I knew she would love it and I never thought for one second that she wouldn't get on it.'

Mrs Anderson's family were waiting for her to arrive at Hunstanton to treat her to fish and chips on The Green.

Eight motorbikes from the Dereham and Breckland Bikers Motorcycle Club also helped escort the Goldwing trike to the nearby town.

Steve Charlton, founder of the group, said: 'We were contacted by Jane to help her organise this surprise and thankfully the Norfolk Goldwings Club helped us out.

'We didn't really know how she was going to react to the surprise but you could see on her face how delighted she was.'

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