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Claygate biker wins a Vespa
6:00am Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
A man from Claygate will be zipping around the borough after winning a vintage Italian scooter in a Facebook competition.
Richard Thompson, 40, of Coverts Road, beat hundreds of entrants to win the 125cc blue Vespa after sharing a photograph with his friends.
The competition was launched by Servis to celebrate the launch of a new retro fridge freezer.
Mr Thompson said: “I still can’t believe I’ve won such an incredible prize.
“I have been riding motorbikes since 2005 but never had a Vespa. My dad was a mod in the 70s and has always spoken highly of them.
“He even offered to lend me his Parka jacket to complete my new scooter rider look.”
The iconic scooter has made heads turn, with strangers winding down their windows at traffic lights to compliment Mr Thompson’s new ride.
The Vespa also has an admirer closer to home in the form of Mr Thomspon’s son Ronnie, three.
Mr Thompson said: “Ronnie calls it daddy’s little broom broom. He’s quite happy playing with the switches and peering over the top while standing on it.”
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