Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 24 Oct 2015
Kate Middleton has said she’ll be trying to keep Prince George away from motorcycles despite his father’s love of riding as it ‘fills her with horror’, according to the Daily Mirror.
Prince William, along with brother, Harry, has long been a bike fan and has often been seen arriving for events aboard his 1198S in black leathers and helmet.
It’s thought the heir to the throne prefers travelling by two wheels as it gives him more privacy, but it turns out his wife doesn’t share his passion.
Speaking to a well-wisher during a visit to Dundee, the Duchess of Cambridge said: “It always fills me with horror when he goes out on it. I’m terrified. Hopefully I’m going to keep George off it.”
But is riding a motorcycle as dangerous as Kate thinks?
While the Duchess may forbid Prince George from following in his father’s tyre tracks, we’d bet our house on Georgie being allowed to ride horses when he grows up.
In 2007, the BBC’s ‘Inside Out’ show reported that horse riding is 20 times more dangerous than riding a motorcycle.
A report by a leading spinal consultant concluded that a serious horse riding accident occurs once in every 350 hours riding, while a serious motorbike accident occurs only once in every 7000 hours on a bike.
Does this mean Kate will prevent George playing sports like polo? Probably not.