Noth­ing beats bik­ing for smiles

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Life On Bikes - Jez Briggs, email

What a great pic­ture of Allen on his Honda Mon­key CZ100 out­fit fly­ing the chair in your First Bikes slot (MCN, Oc­to­ber 24). You can tell this was the 1980s as to­day health and safety would be on his fa­ther Harry's case. "Tsk… no hel­mets? We can't have kids hav­ing fun." I ride an out­fit reg­u­larly. It was pur­chased us­ing my late mother's legacy for my youngest son Jake who is autis­tic and has learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties. He loves it, es­pe­cially when I take tight left-han­ders and fly the chair. I can hear him gig­gling over the ex­haust. Jake has a seat belt but doesn't wear a hel­met and I've al­ready had in­put from 'con­cerned', par­ties over this? I ex­plain the law and the joy each out­ing gives to my son. The smile on his face con­firms it as Jake can­not speak.

Jez and daugh­ter So­phie on the bike with Jake cam­era shy in the chair

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