READY TO RIDE: Lennox Head’s Peter South loves life on two wheels.
READY TO RIDE: Lennox Head’s Peter South loves life on two wheels. Graham Broadhead

He’ll be riding aged 90

PETER South from Lennox Head has a goal to be riding motorbikes when he turns 90.

And that only leaves 10 months to go.

The 89-year-old rides each week with a social group of enthusiasts who meet on Thursdays in Ballina.

Peter is licensed until age 91 and as long as the Second World War veteran can ride, he will.

His attitude is: "You've got to look at what you can do, not what you can't do".

Peter bought his first motorcycle at age 22 and fresh from the army. It was a BSA.

He said he was inspired to buy a motorbike by his older brother, Monty, who raced.

Peter followed him into racing in Queensland in the 1950s, but later gave motorbikes away.

He retired to Lennox Head 35 years ago, and his love of fishing prompted him to get on a bike once again, a small-capacity Honda trail bike, so he could get to his favourite angling spot.

And he was hooked on bikes again.

He now owns two bikes, with a third on order.

"It's a passion," he said.

He keeps up his fitness for riding by swimming regularly.



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