The proportion of riders aged 56 and over has soared in the past decade, and the Sun has published a 'perspective' piece on these older riders. It focusses on the cruiser crowd, not us sport-bikers, but the coverage is realistic and sympathetic. The guys on the "Geezer Glides" ride for companionship and 'freedom', just like us guys on the sport bikes!
I noted that if you did the math, 10 years ago the older riders had accident rates at about 40% of that of the motorcycling population as a whole, whereas now it's about 50%. Maybe that's a statistical anomoly, or maybe that's a trend, who knows, but bottom line is that older riders (despite our slower reaction times) don't crash as much as younger riders, which should come as no surprise.
The follow-up article provides more perspective on the reasons why 'geezers' buy bikes, and the risks of doing so.