Viker Biker hops on the bus
Viker Biker Mark Slater waits for the bus in Peterborough while his new bike is customised. PETERBOROUGH’S very own Viker Biker has been turning heads – after swapping his trusty bike for the bus.
For Mark Slater, who is well known for riding around the city dressed as a fully armoured cross between a Viking and a knight, has been hopping on public transport to get around while his new bike gets the Viker Biker treatment.
Mark is busy customising his new Harley Sportster XL 883c with silver horns, a chrome skull and speakers after his old bike, ayamaha Dragstar XVS 1100 he calledthor, suffered engine damage.
Eager to get back on two wheels, Mark (51), of Stanground, Peterborough, said: “I just love making people smile. I get my photo taken every day and I’m asked for autographs too.”
The father-of-three invented his Viker Biker alter ego in 2005 for a bit of fun and as a way of relaxing from caring for his daughtertina (20), who suffers from autism.
Mark has also gained fame as Spoondini, a performer who is able to balance spoons and other metal objects on his face.
Spoondini appeared ontv’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2007, where he was unceremoniously dismissed by judge Simon Cowell, despite being a crowd favourite.
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