Elmo started off riding Cardiff's streets on his (or her?) own, because why the hell not. It then caught on and now there's a whole pack of them - waving at kids and putting the videos on YouTube. Elmo's Honda MSX125 is pretty tricked out with Akrapovic carbon fibre exhaust system and every add on you can get.
Now there's loads of them...
Elmo explained why they took up the anonymous role;
“I’ve suffered with social anxiety and depression for some time now, that’s the reason I don’t like meeting new people, or talking on the phone” they said. “It takes a lot for me to do either, but I’ve found doing what I do also helps me with my anxiety issues, because while I’m out riding I have people stop and ask me about the whole Elmo look, so it gets me talking to new people, and I’ve had a lot of attention online too from other riders in the area who would love to also dress up as muppets and join me on my rides”. “I also ride to de-stress and to take my mind off things, and since I started doing this whole Elmo thing, it’s helped a lot when I’m feeling low, as I’ll go out and make people laugh and the reactions I get make me happy too, so it’s a win-win for me”. The rider usually goes out dressed as Elmo during busy times, when school and work ends during the week, and throughout the day on weekends. “It’s funny going past schools when the kids come out and they start screaming at me with excitement”.