I had no idea that this was a thing until I drove past a sign this morning for a local Penny Farthing annual race a few miles from me in Eastbourne. Unfortunately I’m busy on Sunday else I’d be heading to watch it.
It’s a mildly bonkers route for a penny farthing up the steep, narrow and twisty Beachy Head Road. ‘Only’ 3 miles long but no flat or down bits.
Not tempted to get a penny farthing but hopefully will have the time to watch next year…
Great review and video of last years event on the same route
We have a 3000km brevet (not a race) across the length of New Zealand. Given it includes a heap of gravel, lots of single track and some insane MTB tracks, I was absolutely flabbergasted wheb someone did it on a Unicycle!!!
Is truly amazing what some people can ride. Penny Farthings are absolutely fascinating.