We weren’t old enough to drive, but we needed to get to our friends house, so we had a lot of options for travel! Here are 8 things we used to get around in the 80s! Which of these did you own?
1. Roller Boots
We all wanted them – some of us were lucky enough to have them and they were awesome!
2. Skate Board
It was Marty McFly and Back to the Future that made us all want a board! I never was brave/stupid enough to try and grab a car’s bumper and hitch a ride!
There were many awesome bikes around in the 80s, the Grifter, the Chopper for example, but it was the BMX that reigned supreme! The ultimate BMX for me was the Raleigh Burner, though I never did get one!-(
The Scooter BMX Hybrid! Amazing!
5. Go Kart
Many of us had one of these – but those of us who didn’t made our own with a bit of wood and some pram wheels!
6. Roller Skates
If you didn’t have roller boots you probably had roller skates!
7. Space Hopper
Granted it wasn’t the most efficient way of getting around but it was a lot of fun!
8. Sinclair C5
It didn’t quite revolutionise travel as Sir Clive thought it would, but it was pretty cool. However the price meant that there was only ever one kid in your town who had one!