How to keep riding in your 80s

Octogenarian Brian Shaw averages 100 miles a week, and maintains a level of fitness that would put many 20-somethings to shame. How does he manage it?

All photos: Daniel Gould

The more you learn about your body and how it works, the better you become at helping it out. You’ve got to keep moving with the times,” says 80-year-old Brian Shaw.

We’re sitting in a cafe opposite Kenilworth’s Mike Vaughan Cycles, where Shaw works full-time. He still rides in each day, clocking up an average of 100 miles a week, including his Sunday ride.

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