GETTING back in the saddle was a dream come true for 91-year-old Nancy Coutts.

Rolling back the years and bringing back memories of her times riding all over the country with husband Alec, the opportunity of riding in the sidecar of a custom-built BMW R1200GSA was a moment to cherish for the pensioner.

The ride was arranged through her care home at Hexham’s Acomb Court, which tries to grant at least one of the resident’s three wishes on a yearly basis.

Nancy had said she would love to get back on a motorcycle, and Acomb Court wellbeing co-ordinator Corrie Emberson got on the case by asking charity North East Bikers Against Bullies if it could turn that dream into a reality.

Not only did Nancy get to ride in the sidecar, but more than 30 motorcycles headed to Hexham to give her a special convoy through the town centre.

Nancy said: “Everyone stopped and waved, it was marvellous.

“This really is a dream come true and I couldn’t have imagined this in a million years.”

Members of the biking charity stayed at Acomb Court to chat with residents and allow them to get pictures on the bikes.