Flying Nun celebrates 80th birthday on a Harley

Sister Cecilia celebrated her 80th birthday by taking a spin of a Harley.

“It was lovely,” she said. “I was nervous before I got on, but once we got going it was great.”

It started as a joke but before she knew it Cecilia was flying down the Parade in Island Bay, a Wellington Suburb, on the back of her neighbour’s Harley Davidson motorbike.

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Sr Cecilia’s neighbour, Tony Maresca, says he warmed to the “three beautiful nuns” straight away.

“They moved in next door to us a couple of years ago and we became good friends and good neighbours. They are really lovely people.”

Tony says he joked with Cecilia when she first moved in, saying she should come for a ride on his Harley Davidson.

“I said to her, “when you get to 80 I’m going to take you on the motorbike”, and she said “Yeah alright!”

When the day finally came, Tony says he thought she was going to back out, but she was all for it.

“The best part was when I brought her back everybody was clapping and cheering, and there was the most beautiful look on her face.”

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