Penny Farthings to take on Tour de France course

The Week - Junior - - That’s Unbelievable! -

Penny farthings might have been out of fash­ion since the 1880s, but a group of en­thu­si­asts are prov­ing how much fun and how ver­sa­tile the bikes can still be. Penny Farthing Dan (real name Dan Bol­well) and three friends are at­tempt­ing to cy­cle the 2018 Tour de France course be­fore the pro-rid­ers at­tempt it. Bol­well, who builds penny farthings from scratch, de­scribes the 2,069-mile jour­ney as “a proper adventure”. But is this chal­lenge real or are we tak­ing you for a ride?*

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