Get Out On the Highway! Motorbike Memories.

Did your dad own a motorbike? Were you not allowed to ride a bike because you were a girl? It's the '60s and the 'times were a changing! 

Was it a Thunderbird, a BSA Rocket or a Sunbeam? Were you ever lucky enough to get a ride in the sidecar?

Did the first ride light a passion for bikes that you still have to this day? Or did scare the life out of you? 

For many members of the Spring Chicken community, a motorbike with a sidecar was the main choice of transport for days out in the summer.  

Followers of our Facebook group have been sharing their memories:

An old colleague used to give me a lift every night after work. He would insist I travel in the sidecar it was the scariest time of every day!

My dad had one and we went everywhere in it. I loved it. I even ended up riding motorbikes myself. Got my full bike license before my car one.

My dad built his own and him and my mum used to take all of us kids out every Sunday! He was in engineering and he used to work on aeroplanes during the war, so it was a belter.

My grandad had one and took me to the coast in it when I was 6. I've never forgotten the experience.

Can you remember the cramped space and uncomfortable seats? With Dad on the bike and the family in the sidecar, this mode of travel provided hours of fun throughout the 60s; great adventures and great days.

Let us know about your Motorbike memories in the comments section below. We'd love to hear from you!

Header Image by David Connelly from Pixabay 

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