Back Street Heroes



Disabled Falklands veteran Simon Weston, CBE, has taken to the road on a bespoke Triumph trike partially financed by crowdfundi­ng. He was presented with the gleaming machine just days before his 60th birthday by former Triumph engineer and world speed record holder Norman Hyde, who initiated the £25k project two years ago.

As we told you a while back, Triumph Motorcycle­s donated a new 2020 T120 Bonneville to act as the base of the design, and Hank and the crew at

Trike Design in Caerphilly (coincident­ally Simon’s hometown) were picked to build and create the trike with adaptive controls.

Simon said: “I’m living my dream. When I was young, my late mother made me promise never to have a motorbike, but I had wanted a trike for years. I cannot thank enough Norman and the many people who donated for their kindness and generosity and turn my dream into reality.”

You can see a full feature on the trike in the next issue of BSH!

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