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Great grandmother seen on video riding Segway in celebration of her 100th birthday

By Mason White 12:28 PM June 1, 2014
Sylvia Frankton riding a Segway 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A 100-year-old woman was seen having fun on a Segway to celebrate her birthday, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

Sylvia Frankton, a great grandmother, celebrated her birthday with friends and family.

The 100-year-old woman of the United Kingdom, jumped on board the battery-powered vehicle while her children and grandchildren cheered her on. Relatives of Frankton rented the vehicle, which operates under the weight of leaning forward, so that the younger members of the family can have some fun.

However, the old woman decided to give it a try. She hopped on the Segway and drove off. Frankton of Holbeach, Lincolnshire, said that she never saw a Segway before.

“I just wanted to ride it as soon as I saw it. I have difficulty walking these days, but getting around on the Segway was easy. I wish I can have one,” she said.

“At first, I tried to drive it like a car, but once I got the hang of it I loved the speed,” she added.