Video: Ian Wright's ride down memory lane

Ex-footballer, Ian Wright, took his Triumph Bobber Black to visit the London stadiums where he made his name.

Starting with Wembley Stadium in the north-west of the capital, he then took in Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and Crystal Palace grounds, Selhurst Park.

Along his ride he stopped at the block of flats built at the site of Arsenal’s former home, Highbury, and the Crystal Palace athletics stadium where he mistakenly turned up for his first football trial.

Wright earned 33 caps for England between 1991-1998, scoring nine goals, but is probably best known for his career at Arsenal where he scored 185 goals in 288 appearances, a club record at the time.

Retiring from football has given him time to enjoy another love, riding motorbikes:

“I didn’t realise I loved motorbikes until the first time I got on one.

“I rode from Croydon to Brighton in convoy and that’s what I loved about being on the bike – the fact that you could be with loads of people, but still you had your own space and time. I just loved being on the bike.”

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Assistant Editor (Motorcycling), hick for life, two cylinders max