RETIRED bikers have relived cherished memories of revving up an engine.

John Chrimes and Tina Challas both owned bikes in their younger day.

The pair, who now live at Knutsford-based care home The Willows, were thrilled to remember their days on the road.

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Activity coordinator Amanda Drayton is a member of the Bikers Church.

She arranged for bikers Michael Davies and her son, Daniel Drayton, to visit the Mobberley home with their motorbikes.

“I am a biker myself and once I started talking to John and Tina about bikes, I realised we had similar interests,” said Amanda.

“They really enjoyed the day. There was a lot of biker banter and they both had a massive smile on their face.

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“They both said to me they never thought they would get a chance to do this once they moved into a home, so I am very happy for them.”

John loves the mechanical side of bikes and spoke to Michael and Daniel about the engines and how bikes have changed from when he had one.

Amanda said: “Things like revving the engines, taking in the distinctive engine smells and sounds was a common theme of the day.”

The Seize the Day initiative encourages residents to experience activities or events from the past or fulfil a lifelong wish.

“I am hoping to arrange something like this again and ask other residents what they want to do,” said Amanda.

“Michael and Daniel had a lot of fun.

“It was nice of them to come down and they definitely made John and Tina very happy.”