Penny Farthing at Preston Park

Pennyfarthing Richard Gifford

It was great to see member Imogen Gifford’s father Richard practicing his newly acquired penny farthing at the track after our Outer Ring session yesterday. Although it is possible to buy a newly built penny farthing Richard’s is an original and still belong’s to his elderly uncle; though being in his 80s he has kindly allowed Richard to renovate the bike to ride it. Yesterday was Richard’s first ride on his new bike, yet he has already entered two racing events, one at the London Nocturne and one at the Eastbourne Festival of Cycling both in two weekend’s time on the 4th and 5th June respectively. We hope to be able to see him in these two exciting events.