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SIMON'S GOT HIS TRIKE
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!