80-year-old paperboy postpones retirement after receiving electric bike

  • Video report from ITV News reporter Paul Davies

One of Britain's oldest paperboys has postponed his retirement after being gifted an electric bike.

80-year-old George Bailey, who distributes newspapers around the village of Headcorn in Kent, said his e-bike had given him a "new lease of life".

The octagenarian first made headlines at the end of January, when he was considering retiring from his 2.5-mile loop.

After hearing about his story, cycling companies Raleigh and Evans Cycles stepped in and offered him a new bike.