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penny-farthing

Brit an early type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel, the pedals being attached to the front wheel
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The festive philanthropist needed a stepladder to get on to the six-foot-high Penny Farthing for his latest venture which lasted for six hours.
WESTMINSTER Penny Farthing in the early fog by Parliament
Cycle racing leapt into being as the sport of the day - the machines were, of course, the old penny farthing, which had cast the 'bone shaker' on the scrap heap.
The New Penny Farthing, next | | to the Royal Court theatre in Liverpool city centre
On Bothwell Street, drivers slowed to a crawl to take snaps of the bearded German sitting bus-height on a splendid penny farthing.
But the accident has not put him off getting back on the penny farthing and his re-arranged challenge will now start on August 25.
Wendy added: "We have spent the last two years working on our ideas which will include a range of books in which PC Penny Farthing talks about stranger danger, road safety and other family issues.
Matt has started training for the challenge by riding his penny farthing from Gateshead to work in Newcastle most days and is slowly getting ready to take on the route.
30pm for a display of acrobatic penny farthing riding in the castle grounds before entering the castle at 6pm.
They include the Balloon Man hn1954 dated 1938, Biddy Penny Farthing hn1843 dated 1938, Covent Garden hn2857 dated 1987 and Southern Belle hn2425 dated 1957.
Highly recommended reading, ""Annie Steelyard And The Garden Of Emptiness: An Honorary Man" will leave you looking eagerly for the next volume of high adventure in this deftly crafted and thoroughly entertaining series from Penny Farthing Press.
1870s - The Penny Farthing, named from placing an Old British Penny and Farthing (quarter penny) coins together to show the large scale of the giant front wheel compared to the tiny back wheel, was not a long-lived trend but epitomised the Victorian era.