Octogenarian Paperboy Postpones Retirement Thanks To E-Bike

Octogenarian paperboy postpones retirement thanks to e-bike

Will Strickson 15 Feb 2021 George Bailey was given a new e-bike by Raleigh and Evans Cycles, giving him a 'new lease of life' and suspending retirement plans One of the UK's oldest paperboys has put his retirement plans on hold after a new e-bike gives him a 'new lease of life'. George Bailey, 80, became a local celebrity after making regional and national headlines as one of the country's oldest paperboys, braving his 2.5 mile route around Headcorn, Kent through the winter even on his 80th birthday. After his story spread, Raleigh and Evans Cycles teamed up to gift Bailey a brand new Raleigh Motus Crossbar e-bike worth £1,900, putting thoughts of his retirement on ice. Bailey said: 'I'm truly thrilled with my new Raleigh e-bike. After celebrating my 80th birthday I was seriously considering whether it was time to now "hang up my boots" and retire from the ...

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