MEMORIES of a beloved red Triang scooter I had as a child - the closest you will ever see me come to being in charge of wheels - came flooding back while recently browsing the Port of Tyne’s quarterly update.
Most of the port’s work goes on without most of us being aware of it.
That is, until we perhaps see a ship coming in piled high with containers, or spot a large haulage wagon swinging out of the gates at Tyne Dock, then it becomes ‘what’s coming in, what’s going out?’
Washing machines, tellies, probably.
But I would never have imagined that an old friend from childhood, albeit a slimmed-down version, was among them.
It’s the micro scooter, which has become an important import into the Tyne.
The plastic three-wheeled scooters are made in China and imported for the company, Micro Scooters, by Asia Freight Solutions.
A battery-powered adult version of the scooters is in the pipeline, apparently a response to what’s described as the growing demand for ‘urban mobility.’
You never know, you might see me whizzing down the park banks again yet!