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Penny Farthing Bike Tour London

Greater London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Neil

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Master the art of riding these splendid machines on a tour through Westminster in central London. After meeting us at London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, Westminster, SW1P 2DX, we will introduce you to the Penny Farthing bicycle, provide you with your 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 the Westminster area, past many iconic locations such as the Palace of Westminster, Parliament Square, Churchill War Rooms, the gardens of 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace. After a short photo stop we will then roll on back to London Scottish House 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 those under the age of retirement.
Other things to note
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.
Master the art of riding these splendid machines on a tour through Westminster in central London. After meeting us at London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, Westminster, SW1P 2DX, we will introduce you to the Penny Farthing bicycle, provide you with your 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…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Modern replica Penny Farthing bicycle, safety helmet, hi-vis jackets and gl...
From £90
/ person
Sun, 30 May
£90 per person
10:00 - 13:00
Join 4 other guests
£90 per person

Meet your host, Neil

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 101 Reviews
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Neil Laughton is one of the most experienced Penny Farthing bicycle riders in the world and has taught many hundreds of novices. He loves to share the joys of riding modern replica Penny Farthing bicycles with others. Neil has ridden a Penny Farthing from Lands End to John O’Groats (874 miles), he is Captain of the England Penny Farthing Polo Team and he has three Guinness World Records for riding a Penny Farthing with “no hands!”
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Where you'll be

You will meet your Penny Farthing Bike Tour host at London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London, SW1P 2DX. The nearest tube station is Victoria. 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 Westminster, stopping at Buckingham Palace for photos before returning to London Scottish House.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 101 reviews.

Mark
December 2020
Clear and safe instructions. (Patient too!) Great spot for riding. Top quality brand new equipment. Easier than I expected - Balancing is not hard.
Chris
October 2020
A fun-filled event made into a wonderful experience by our great hosts Neil and Mark. Mark and Neil inspire confidence and are there to ensure you are safe and get the most from your ride. We will be going again!
Maik
July 2020
Awesome tour with Neill. 😊 He took care excellently of all riders depending on their skills. Felt safe all the time. Wonderful stories and a lovely group. If you are unsure - do it. Its worth it and one of those "you've should done this minimum once in your life experiences"
Awesome tour with Neill. 😊 He took care excellently of all riders depending on their skills. Felt safe all the time. Wonderful stories and a lovely group. If you are unsure - do…
Lisen
July 2020
Today was fantastic, I bought this for my daughters birthday, something we could do together. Neil was brilliant, he explained everything in detail, everything was very clear and easy to understand and he physically help us too before we got the hang of it. My daughter hopped on like it was nothing, for me not quite as easy, but very good fun! I really recommend this! We loved every second! Thank you!
Today was fantastic, I bought this for my daughters birthday, something we could do together. Neil was brilliant, he explained everything in detail, everything was very clear and e…
Tom
July 2020
This was great fun though I think probably better suited for someone younger and more agile than myself with sharper reactions, still all in all great fun.
Alison
March 2020
A really unique way to try a new experience. Very enjoyable and a great learning opportunity which has enabled me to try a penny farthing before buying one. I would recommend this tour!

Choose from available dates

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  • Sun, 30 May
    10:00 - 13:00
    Join 4 other guests
    £90 per person

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 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Rubber soled shoes or trainers

Long trousers