Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Star Ian Gets on His Bike to Relax ; in Association with the DiaryGOT A DIARY STORY? CONTACT DIANNE BOURNE Dianne.bourne@men-News.Co.UK 0161 211 2484 @Diannebourne.

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Star Ian Gets on His Bike to Relax ; in Association with the DiaryGOT A DIARY STORY? CONTACT DIANNE BOURNE Dianne.bourne@men-News.Co.UK 0161 211 2484 @Diannebourne.

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IT was a change of scene from the cobbles of Coronation Street for Ian Puleston-Davies - as he swept along the seafront of Llandudno on the back of an angel wingadorned motorbike. Ian, Corrie builder Owen Armstrong, joined a fleet of some 200 sparkling motorcycles on the Goldwing Light Parade in the seaside town as the last rays of summer beat down on Saturday night.

Hundreds lined the promenade to wave on the parade which included a host of retro and themed cycles - including one driven by a giant Zippy, of Rainbow fame.

For Ian, who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, motorbiking has long been a relaxing pastime for him.

He says: "I don't have OCD when I'm sitting on a motorbike, it comes on when you're not expecting it so it really affects your everyday life.

"I find driving and motorbiking relaxing so it's not an issue. Indeed, I used to be a bit of a Mod and I owned a Lambretta. But don't tell these guys as I'm joining with the rockers tonight!" Ian, 54, told earlier this year how he's spent years tackling anxiety disorder OCD, which means he becomes overly concerned about his and others' personal safety. …

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