Prue Leith is a Great British Bake Off Biker!

It turns out Prue Leith enjoys spending her days whizzing around the countryside on her husband's Harley-Davidson Tri Glide

Prue Leith is a Great British Bake Off Biker!

It turns out that The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith is a fan of sunny days out on not two, but three wheels, as she’s pictured on her husband's Harley-Davidson Tri Glide!

The news comes from the Mail Online, and a post shared on social media by Yeti Television, the production company behind the TV show Prue Leith’s Cotswold Kitchen. The Mail reports that Leith enjoys ‘whizzing’ around on her husband, John Playfair’s Tri Glide, with her especially enjoying the freedom of not having to wear a helmet on the three-wheeler.

Speaking to the Mail at the Chelsea Flower Show she said:

“There is something about a Harley that people just love the sound of it. It's safe to sit on because you can't turn over, so you don't have to wear a hat. It's like a Reliant Robin tricycle, and we go whizzing around the country.

“It's got a lovely leather seat, it's so lovely and comfortable, you can smell the newly mown grass as you go through”.

While I don’t condone the lack of helmet use - trikes can topple over in extreme circumstances, after all - I have to admit that riding a trike is a box I am yet to ‘tick’, and I'm planning on doing that in a few weeks. 

A Harley-Davidson Freewheeler like the one I'll be testing soon

There are two three-wheelers in the current Harley-Davidson range: the Tri Glide Ultra, which will set you back £39,595, and the Freewheeler which comes in at a slightly more palatable £31,895. The Freewheeler is the machine I booked for a test at the beginning of June, and it’s powered by a Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine producing 86bhp and boasts a 60-litre luggage compartment, or ‘trunk’ as they call it across the pond. 

Lead image from Yeti Television / Instagram