DESPITE suffering a total of seven heart attacks, Robin Hood’s Bay resident Ian Hudson is launching a high-energy business venture which he hopes will recall an old-fashioned tradition.
In his maroon waistcoat and straw boater Ian will cut a dashing figure when cycling around Robin Hood’s Bay’s Middlewood Farm.
He also operates a hot food catering van called the Great Griddler on the site but said that through the ice cream bicycle he hopes to revive a tradition from his own childhood.
“There’s nobody here that does ice cream but I think it’s different,” he said.
“Kids today have never seen a ‘stop me and buy one’ ice cream trike so I thought it’s a novelty for the kids, while adults will also remember them.”
Ian will sell Trillos ice cream from his bicycle, which is actually a modern contraption, despite at first glance appearing to be straight out of the pages of history.
It is a modern, made-to-measure bicycle and features a fully-working freezer, parasol, a bell to attract attention and a much-appreciated luxury cycle seat.
Ian will begin pedalling his wares when the season begins today and can be seen around Middlewood Farm most days, excluding Mondays and Wednesdays.
The bike and its rider are also available for hire at parties and functions, so for more information contact Ian Hudson on (01947) 880225.