penny-farthing


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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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Marco Fiera shows of his acrobatic skills and, main picture, rides a penny-farthing
Engineer Joff, who matched Thomas Stevens's 1887 feat, said: "I'm the first to take a penny-farthing across the Himalayas.
MADCAP fundraiser Stuart Kettell has begun a marathon cycle ride from Lands End to John O'Groats - on a penny-farthing.
There was also a reverse penny-farthing, which has a large wheel at the back and a small one at the front.
ANGELA: I want the ornament of a boy and a girl riding a penny-farthing which plays the Dr Doolittle song
Anyone with pounds 3,500 to spend is encouraged to bid for the 122-year-old penny-farthing bicycle.
It was time for traditional transport as the world's biggest penny-farthing race was held in a countryside park.