Scooting was the reason Barbel had not suffered from joint problems, according to a study by experts at Glasgow Caledonian University
Scooter Gran Back On The Pavement Again
Internet sensation, Perth’s 74-year-old scooter gran, Barbel Roerig, was forced to hang her up wheels when her old scooter became too dangerous to ride.
Scooting was the reason Barbel had not suffered from joint problems, according to a study by experts at Glasgow Caledonian University.
www.micro-scooters.co.uk stepped in to save the day by providing Barbel with seven different scooters to road test. These ranged from the popular Maxi Micro (intended as a child’s scooter but the diminutive gran was light enough to ride it) through to the MX 180, the most expensive stunt scooter in their range and designed for professional riders,
After a morning of burning rubber, Barbel opted for the Micro White – a favourite of London commuters. Its low kickboard make it easy on knees and backs whilst its larger wheels are perfect for surfing Perth’s pavements. Its wide handlebars also meant that Barbel could carry at least eight bulging shopping bags – a must for the 74-year-old.
On taking ownership of her scooter, the Grandmother, who has a cult following internationally with a range of t-shirts to her name, said:
“The Micro White felt like a part of me, it was like dancing. Scooting keeps me young and is much kinder to the knees than cycling, I’m surprised more people my age don’t give it a try”.
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