A GREAT-grandmother with a passion for motorbikes has been taken for a nostalgic spin, aged 87.

June Willis, who lives in Wantage's Stirlings Care Home, rode a lime green trike called 'Little Miss Daisy', with blankets and hot water bottles in tow.

Ardington-born Mrs Willis, who has a great-grandchild and three grandchildren, has been fond of bikes ever since her husband Bob took her for rides on the back of his AJS motorcycle, while the pair were dating.

The retired Didcot cleaner recalled: “We went flying along all over the place. We went on holiday to places like Salisbury, Highcliffe and Southampton on the bikes.

"We enjoyed driving around with the wind against us.”

Her first ever ride on the back of a trike, late last year, came after care home manager Lisa Duffy discovered Mrs Willis’ long-held passion.

She said she was determined to make sure Mrs Willis could fulfil a dream of going for another spin and added: “We were all so excited to see June in her element.

"She has got such a passion for bikes and we have heard all about the trips she took in the past so it was lovely to enable her to do this.”

Staff at Stirlings worked with son Dave and his friends to arrange for Mrs Willis to travel in the trike as part of a convoy, for a blast from her past.

A group of friendly bikers picked her up from the home for a trip around Wantage and the local area in convoy.

Mrs Willis, who has not ridden a bike in decades, said: “I loved it very much.

“The noises and smells of the bikes brought back all the memories of the places we have been. It was nice to remember that feeling of the wind blowing in my hair and people looking at me and saying: ‘what’s she doing?’”

Son Dave, who rode alongside on the back of another trike, added: "Great people we had never met offered help to arrange it (after a Facebook post).

"She had the biggest smile on her face, it was brilliant."