1910 Triumph an attraction at event

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Among the bikes at the British Bike Day at the Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre on Sunday was one that is 107 years old.

Andrew Roxburgh, of Dunedin, made the trip to the bike day especially to show off his 1910 Triumph.

Mr Roxburgh bought the Triumph from a friend six years ago.

“It has no clutch, no gearbox. It is just a run-and-jump start,” Mr Roxburgh said.

Blast from the past . . . Andrew Roxburgh, of Dunedin, wheels in his 1910 Triumph at the British Bike Day at the Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre on Sunday. PHOTO: SIMON KNYVETT

The bike was one of the oldest organisers Hartley Hay and Bob Vercoe had seen in the 24 years British Bike Day has been held.

“We had a Humber once that was about 1910, 1911 but this Triumph was definitely one of the oldest,” Mr Hay said.

He was happy with the way the day ran.

“We had about 300 people present and about 200 bikes, of which 80 .. were British.”