Paperboy, 80, cancels his retirement plan after being gifted a new electric bike – inews
By Benjamin Russell
February 15, 2021
One of Britain’s oldest paperboys has decided not to retire after being gifted an electric bike to help him on his route.
George Bailey, who distributes newspapers around the village of Headcorn in Kent, said he has been given a “new lease of life” with the e-bike.
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The octagenarian first made headlines at the end of January and had been considering giving up the 2.5-mile round.
However, he has postponed hanging up his bag after British cycling companies Raleigh and Evans Cycles offered him a new Raleigh Motus Crossbar E-Bike, which will give him up to 250 per cent of his pedal power, and speeds of up to 15.5mph.