MOST lads look forward to donning a tux-and-bow-tie combination on prom night — but Jensen Wilson opted for a leather jacket instead.
The motorbike-mad teenager had dreamed since he was a litle boy of roaring off on two wheels.
And the Rawmarsh Comprehensive School student saw that dream become a reality last Friday when he was given a lift to the school prom by Harley Davidson owner Paul Rogers.
His mum Sam Wilson, who admitted she was terrified to see Jensen ride off from his home in Dale Road, Rawmarsh, and delighted when he arrived at Barnsley Holiday Inn safely, said: “He absolutely loved it — all his mates are calling him Greased Lightning now.
Jensen said: “I have always really wanted to go on one but my mum would never let me, so when it turned up outside my house I was just shocked — it was amazing.
“It was really scary not having anything to hold onto as we went up the motorway but I wouldn’t have changed it.
“It’s made me even more determined to get a bike now — I’m going to ask for for lessons for my next birthday.”
The surprise alternative to a limo ride came about after Jensen’s family appeal for anyone who had a motorbike to get in touch — and Paul rode to the rescue.
Mum Sam Wilson said: “Jensen has been asking to go on a motorbike from being a little boy, always getting the answer no, not ever and that they are far too dangerous.
“As you can imagine Jensen was overwhelmed elated and in shock when he heard the revs of the Harley arriving outside.
“He has never stopped describing every second of his journey to prom, which was the most scary but exciting moment of his life.
“Huge thanks to Uncle Ian, who got in touch with Paul Rogers, and to Paul for making Jensen’s prom the best he could possible have.
“Jensen is even more into bikes now and he’s saving up whatever he can to buy himself a Harley.”