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Pedal Powered Pensioner Camborne
Written by Stuart Wickes
Pedal Powered Pensioner Camborne

Meet Jean, our Pedal Powered Pensioner in Camborne

Pedal Powered Pensioner

Stuart Profile SmallJean, from Camborne, has been cycling for a lifetime, well 57 years to be precise. Now that’s not bad going.

She started as a teenager, at sweet 17 and now, at seventy four, she still uses her bicycle to get around town, equipped with two pannier shopping bags and just three gears. Hear that? Just three gears with hills like these!

The hills around Camborne

Jean doesn’t mind the hills around here, but some of us do!

Jean has had her current bike for twenty two years and says it’s a bit tough on the hills. While she doesn’t mind doing hills, she doesn’t do punctures and was just dropping it off for repair at the local bike shop.

“That’s my neighbour,” she said, pointing to a less fit man down the street, “he could definitely get out more on his bike.”

That’s the spirit Jean. I hope I’m still riding at seventy four.

Road Closed? Shall we risk it?

Jean’s not taken any wrong turnings if she’s still biking at 74

About the author

Stuart Wickes

Stuart's the adventure addict half of the team, always trying to persuade the family to get out, do more, go further. As co-founder and co-director he handles the business, creative, design, technical and publishing aspects of the project. He is our chief photographer and videographer. With training as a professional learning and development consultant. an engineer and musician, his contribution is eclectic and unpredictable!

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