Danish bicycle cut quite a dash

Danish bicycle cut quite a dash

Danish bicycle cut quite a dash

First published in Memory Lane

HELEN Chapman turned plenty of heads as she rode around Wallingford on this unusual bike.

Long John, as the bike was known, was ideal for nipping through the town’s congested streets and delivering car batteries and other bulky items.

Pictured in 1983, it belonged to Haynes Bros (Wallingford) Ltd, auto-electrical engineers.

Managing director Keith Haynes saw a similar bike in Denmark and decided he had to buy one to help with his deliveries.

 

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