Now for many people getting older is a chance to take life a littler easier and put their feet up.
But for husband and wife Eric and Lynn Dolman from Tupton, near Chesterfield, that's not for them.
Instead the dynamic duo have just won a British title each.
So what have they been doing? Well it involves heavy metal, lycra and their converted garage.
Martin Fisher went to meet them:
A school in Barnsley has hosted a quartet of penguins to mark the release of a Hollywood animated film about the birds on DVD,
The Humboldt penguins were invited by Worsbrough Common Primary's film club to encourage future film makers.
They're part of an initiative to get more kids interested in films as well as promoting the latest animated penguin Tinseltown movie.
Martin Fisher reports:
A Barnsley school has had some special visitors to get youngsters excited about the cinema. Worsbrough Common Primary hosted a quartet of penguins to mark the release of a new animated film. They were invited by the school's film club to encourage future film makers.
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The North York Moors and coast is laying claim to the title of "Britain’s Capital of Cake" in recognition of the myriad different types of cake served in the area, the regional specialities and places where they are served. The tourism initiative launches today and will raise the profile of the multitude of cake-eating locations that include cafés, tea parlours, holiday cottages, abbeys, woods, waterfalls, walled gardens, seashore, stately homes and village greens. The North York Moors Tourism Network, a voluntary organisation supporting more than 400 tourism and related businesses, together with the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA), are leading the ‘capital’ claim.
Visitors have arrived at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate for this year's edition of the Springtime Live event.
Throughout the day there is entertainment and animal shows, as well as children's workshops and activities.
The oldest horse race in the UK, the Kiplingcotes Derby will be held later today at Market Weighton.
With origins in the Sixteenth Century and firm records dating back to 1618, it is open to jockeys and horses of all ages
The course covers four miles, steep in places and often muddy.
The winner has to be in it for the glory - the way the prize money is allocated means that the runner-up, whose prize is made up of the entry fees on the day, often gets a bigger cash prize than the winner who receives a fixed sum of £50.
Thousands of people marched and danced their way through the centre of Leeds for an early St Patrick's Day celebration.
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Thousands of people lined the streets of Leeds today for the 16th Annual St Patrick Day Parade. Former Leeds United manager David O'Leary led the procession around the city centre which featured Musicians, Floats, and Dancers. The event which celebrates the Irish Community costs £25,000 to stage, most of which is raised by the organisers.