About your host, Neil
I founded The Penny Farthing Club and have taught hundreds of people to ride this iconic bicycle. It is so much fun and brings a smile to everyone's face when you pass by. I'm also Captain of the England Penny Farthing Polo Team, have ridden a Penny from London to Brighton and I recently organised and participated in a new British one hour track record (set by Mark Beaumont). This will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life!
3 hours total
Offered in English
What we’ll do
We will first learn to safely master the art of riding the Penny Farthing bicycle with each guest being given their own bike to ride. Once you are comfortable with how to mount, ride and dismount safely, we'll go on a leisurely guided ride through central London, seeing and riding past many of the iconic sights such as Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Churchill War Rooms, the gardens of 10 Do…
What else you should know
You must be at least 5ft 3in (160 cm) tall, weigh less than 100 kgs (220 Lbs) and be in good physical shape. It helps if guests are already competent and confident bike riders in city environments.
What I’ll provide
Bikes, helmets & gloves
Please bring your own helmet if you prefer.
What to bring
Rubber soled boots / shoes / trainers
Long trousers preferably
Rain jacket (if bad weather is forecast)
Your own bike helmet (optional)