A GROUP of Falmouth Bikers met up with an old friend after not seeing him for 50 years.

David Saunby and Olly Simpson used to ride together in the 1960s as part of the Falmouth Bikers.

Olly, who lived in Penryn, moved with his wife Edna to Scotland in 1972 and had not seen the old gang since.

After coming down to Falmouth for a bank holiday visit, Olly and the rest of the group met up for a reunion at the Boslowick Inn on Good Friday evening.

David Saunby said: "Great motorcycling memories were shared, especially one day in particular when we decided to go for a ride on a Sunday afternoon, when Olly riding a 500 Velocette Clubman with Mark Jago riding pillion had a glancing collision with a Bedford Camper Van on the Goonhavern to Perranporth Road on a sharp left hand bend, ripping the sliding door off the Camper Van, followed by Terry Travers and his pillion Sheila, now married to Terry, coming round the corner and riding over Mark Jago's leg, who was lying in the road, and Olly ended up in the hedge on the other side of the road.

"Thankfully no one was seriously hurt. Olly's bike was written off, so was the camper van. I can still see the camper van door in my mind's eye, lying on the apex of the bend, just before I arrived on the scene a couple of bikes back."