Ton-up boy? Well, only 10 years to go

When Reg Scott bought his first motorbike at the age of 22, he never thought he would still be riding it at 90 - making him the oldest biker in Britain.

When Reg Scott bought his first motorbike at the age of 22, he never thought he would still be riding it at 90 - making him the oldest biker in Britain.

His claim to fame has made him a celebrity, and on Monday he will appear on Channel 4's The Paul O'Grady Show.

The great-grandfather and former merchant navy officer still rides every day in full leathers around the highways and byways of Norfolk.

He said he bought his first machine, a Norton 16H, for £72 only because he couldn't afford a car.

But zooming down the motorway became one of his greatest passions - and motorcycling had kept him young, he said.

Reg, of Norwich Road, Ludham, added: "Every Sunday I go to church, come home, put my heavy black leathers on and ride over to Yarmouth for a pub lunch and a pint.

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"It's glorious, if the weather is nice.

"I do have a car, but I love my bike. I now have a Honda CBF600 - it's a beautiful blue colour. I will ride till the day I die."

Reg was an engineer in the merchant service, and worked later at a boiler company.

He said his late wife Dorothy - she died at the age of 81 six years ago - had never worried about him riding his bike but used to tell him to take care.

His three children, Pauline Poole, 61, also of Ludham, Michael Scott, 59, and Rosanna Scott, 49, as well as his seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, did not worry about him biking around, either, as he never broke the speed limit and had not been stopped by the police.

Reg had an accident-free riding record until seven years, ago when he fell off after skidding on an oil spill, but he got up and carried on.

He sometimes rides with his friend, Keith Greene.

He said: "It was Keith who nominated me for the oldest biker in Britain.

"Our motorbike insurance company was trying to find the oldest person who still rides."

He said other secrets for keeping young included keeping active with a daily crossword and a snooker game twice a week.

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