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penny-farthing

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(Automotive Engineering) Brit an early type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel, the pedals being attached to the front wheel. US name: ordinary
[C20: so called because of the similarity between the relative sizes of the wheels and the relative sizes of the (old) penny and farthing coins]
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A MADCAP dad-of-four has cycled almost 25 miles on a Penny Farthing wearing a Christmas jumper in a bid to raise money for Text Santa.
Even a Penny Farthing bicycle entered the race, braving the London fog which led to 50 flights being cancelled at Heathrow airport.
20 am and there are already some cycles from yesteryear lined up from Mr Phoebus Penny Farthing Events who will be joining in on the day.
IT'S time to dust off your penny farthing and flat cap.
In one of these articles he wrote about the big old time sporting events that had taken place and this is what he had to say about the time penny farthing cycling was all the rage: "The vacant ground, upon which the present Royal Infirmary was built, was secured by a syndicate and became the scene of most important athletic events.
Joe Reilly: The Penny Farthing - shame it reminds me of the bar at the end of the universe in Star Wars PS1Mike Woolley: PS1.
270914AGOCYCLING_01 Luke and Sophie Marsden (aged 9 and 6) of Lindley on the pedal power Scalextric watched by |event project manager Martyn Bolt, also pictured on a modern penny farthing bike
A moustached gent is chaining a penny farthing to a fence, while others in plus fours are taking air in the late summer sun with women in seamed stockings sipping tea from delicate China cups.
A penny farthing bicycle, one of five 19th century cycles presented to Middlesbrough's Dorman Museum from the estate of Harry Nerwell of Whitby, who died in April 1985.
A NEWCASTLE fundraiser who had to cancel a 700-mile cycle challenge on a penny farthing after an accident is ready to get back on his bike.
Yet she is now making headlines for a different reason after dreaming up a novel idea - a series of educational kids' books about a police woman called PC Penny Farthing.
A COCKTAIL bar manager from Gateshead, well known locally for his image as a vintage bartender, is putting in his final preparations for a coast to coast cycling challenge on a penny farthing.