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Pic: PhilYeomans/BNPS<br />
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Plucky pensioner Eric Patterson is celebrating after setting a string of two-wheeled land speed records - at the tender age of 68.<br />
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Former painter and decorator Eric has smashed four world records on his motorbike after discovering a daredevil streak in his early 60s.<br />
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Eric has ridden motorbikes all his life but only found a love for setting speed records in 2008 following divorce after 28 years of marriage followed by a cancer scare.<br />
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The unlikely record breaker has since become an expert at coaxing powerful bikes to speeds of more than 130mph at the world renowned Bonneville salt flats in Utah, USA.