Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Biker relives memories with visit of two Harleys

Biker relives memories with visit of two Harleys

A MOTORBIKE enthusiast who now lives at a care home was treated to a surprise visit by two Harley Davidsons.

Martin Maguire, 76, who was once a member of a motorcycle chapter in Windsor, was visibly emotional when he saw the machines outside The Mount in Wargrave, where he has lived since September.

The visit was organised by Michelle Feasey, the home’s activities co-ordinator, after Mr Maguire told her about his time as a biker when he rode a Harley Davidson Fat Boy.

The 48 Sportsters were driven to the home in School Hill from a dealership in Winnersh by merchandiser Gareth Davidson and saleswoman Sammi Beckett and parked in the rear patio.

Mr Maguire, who wore his
Harley Davidson T-shirt for the occasion and had his long hair in a pony tail, was taken outside in a wheelchair where he posed for pictures with the bikes and his fellow residents joined him to admire the machines.

He was presented with £150 worth of gifts, including a Harley Davidson hat, T-shirt, mug and helmet boxes to decorate his room at the home.

Mrs Feasey said: “He was so excited, it made his day. He was so happy and it brought tears to his eyes. He talks to me a lot about his motorbike, Windsor and drinking in the Cider House with his motorbike chapter. He can still remember the names of members of his crew.”

Mr Davidson said: “Michelle gave us a call to say they had a new resident who loves bikes and used to own a Harley Davidson.

“She said he didn’t have much to furnish his room and wondered if we had any spare promotional material. We didn’t have anything spare at the time but found lots of little bits that will hopefully help him jazz it up.

“It’s always lovely to talk to fellow bikers who share our passion. It doesn’t matter what you ride, as long as you ride you are part of a brotherhood.

“He rode a Fat Boy, which is the motorbike that many people remember from the film Terminator 2 and is still the most popular Harley
Davidson.”

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