Penny Farthing Bike Tour Bath

Bath, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Neil

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 2 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Master the art of riding a Victorian era bicycle on a tour through a World Heritage Site. After meeting us at The Circus, BA1 2EU, we will introduce you to the Penny Farthing bicycle, provide you with safety equipment including helmets and let you know what you will be doing during the experience. Then we will head out onto the streets where you will learn to safely mount, ride and dismount.
Keen to ride more? After a short coffee break, we will head out on a leisurely guided journey around central Bath, past many iconic locations such as the Royal Crescent, Queen Square, Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey and of course the Roman Baths. After a short photo stop we will then roll on back to The Circus and return to the present day!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This sporting experience is physically demanding and therefore only recommended for people with a reasonable level of fitness and agility.
Other things to note
This is one of those "once in a lifetime" experiences. Treat yourself or a keen cycling loved one to a completely unique challenge.
Master the art of riding a Victorian era bicycle on a tour through a World Heritage Site. After meeting us at The Circus, BA1 2EU, we will introduce you to the Penny Farthing bicycle, provide you with safety equipment including helmets and let you know what you will be doing during the experience. Then we will head out onto the streets where you will learn to safely mount, ride and dismount.
Keen to ride more? After a short coffee break, we…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Modern replica Penny Farthing bicycle, safety helmet, hi-vis jackets and gl...

Meet your host, Neil

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the founder of the Penny Farthing Club, Captain of the England Penny Farthing Polo Team, have ridden a Penny Farthing from Lands End to John O’Groats and hold three Penny Farthing Guinness World Records. My co-host is Alberto Bona and he will be your instructor and guide on this Penny Farthing Bike Tour in Bath. Alberto is a very experienced rider, a patient instructor and a very witty, knowledgeable and fun character. You are in good hands.
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Where you'll be

You will meet your Penny Farthing Bike Tour host at The Circus, Bath, BA1 2EU. The nearest train and coach stations are Bath Spa. The training phase will take place in the quiet streets nearby and then after a coffee break, we will embark on a guided bike tour of iconic central Bath.

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Frances
August 2021
Brilliant fun - the first half of the time is spent learning to ride the penny farthing which is tricky but you’ll get there. Such a fun skill to learn and a nice trip around some of Bath’s major sights. Though not for the faint of heart! (There is the back up of an electric scooter for the tour if you don’t eventually feel confident on the roads on the penny farthing which took some of the pressure off.)
Fiona
July 2021
The learn to mount and dismount at the Circus was perfect. I had not considered how busy the traffic would be in central Bath.
Melanie
May 2021
Such a unique and incredible way to see Bath! We had the great pleasure of having Alberto as our instructor and guide; he had us feeling like pros in no time. This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience and well worth the money. Highly recommend!
Sanobar
April 2021
I went on the Penny Farthing tour around Bath with Alberto. I am a regular road cyclist and booked this hoping for a memorable experience . I had a fantastic time and an amazingly unique experience ! From the moment I met Alberto, he put me at ease . He was patient and calm in teaching us how to ride step by step. He also warned us that we would be like ‘celebrities’ in that people would want to come and speak with us about the Penny Farthings and also take pictures - he was totally right ! I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone who is fit and able - it’s a unique and amazing experience that I’ll always remember !
Lorraine
April 2021
Great morning spent learning to ride a penny farthing with Alberto who was an excellent teacher, followed by an exciting ride around cental Bath. Great value for money. Thanks very much!
Margaret (MAGGIE)
April 2021
A great experience! It was fun and very challenging. Perhaps I am a little old, although my husband (70) took to it like a duck to water. Great way to see Bath. It was so very exciting. Alberto was very patient and friendly. He gave good instructions and was very clear about safety. Fully recommend the experience

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Rubber soled shoes or trainers Long comfortable trousers - not too tight or too loose