The grandmother who is still a Mod at heart

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Maureen in the 60s Photo: ITV News Anglia

She may be turning 70 next month but Maureen Lear from Colchester isn't ready give to up her beloved scooter just yet.

In fact the Grandmother who passed her test at the age of 18 in 1961, still rides her Vespa every day.

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Maureen today Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 60s are long gone, but that hasn't stopped Maureen Lear from riding her beloved scooter.

Maureen says she's still a MOD at heart, and 69 she enjoys riding her scooter as much as she did when she 18.

"I'm free, out in the air. It's just the same driving as it was when I was a teenager. No difference. Its only when I get on and off that I feel a little shaky."

Maureen passed her test in 1961. Her first scooter cost £100 and just 50p to fill up the tank.