There are thrillseekers and then there is 105-year-old Ella Bayes going for a spin on the back of a Harley Davidson trike.

The Whangārei woman, who is a resident at Jane Mander Retirement Village, celebrated her 105th birthday yesterday with a sedate morning tea with all the trimmings - balloons, singing and cake.

But she will mark the occasion with a ride on a Harley Davidson three-wheeler in a couple of weeks' time.

Son-in-law Miles Brown said the ride had been Bayes' request.

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"Her wish this year was to go for a ride of Harley Davidson because her first boyfriend