You will no longer see Wayne Rooney travelling the bye-ways of Cheshire astride his motorcycle; the Prestbury resident has just sold the machine.
It was the top-selling lot at the Bonhams auction of Sporting & Golf Memorabilia in Chester last month. The 2012 Lauge Jensen cruiser-style machine was designed by Rooney and custom-made by the Danish motorcycle manufacturer. It was sold in aid of Kids Aid, a Danish charitable foundation that helps young people affected by illness. It raised £43,250.
It incorporated a number of special features, including: an autographed ‘No 10’ football shirt mounted and lacquer-sealed onto the petrol tank; a special shift rod incorporating 21 black diamonds and a white diamond and a rear mudguard depicting Rooney’s celebration of his spectacular goal against Manchester City in 2011 that helped Manchester United claim that year’s Premiership title and was named ‘Best Goal’ of the season.
“The bike was made to commemorate and celebrate my overhead kick goal against Manchester City,” said Wayne.
“Lauge Jensen, with whom I collaborated in the design of the bike, truly captured what the moment was about in the creation of this unique bike. I am delighted that Bonhams has been able to raise a fantastic amount of money to benefit the KidsAid charity.”