20 Feb 2014

Epic trip to honour grandfather

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:09 pm on 20 February 2014

One hundred years ago, Eric Knight from Waipori Otago took off on his 1912 Humber motorcycle and headed for Nelson. Now his grandson, Ashley Blair has just made the same journey on a 1914 Humber motorbike to honor his grandfather. He told us about his plans when we spoke to him about Pukerua Bay on 'Your Place' in October 2013. With wooden block brakes, at an average speed of 31kms an hour, Blair has just completed the 870km journey.