As you will have noticed we have a shortage of Penny Farthings on our website. This is due to a supply issue with our rim production.
This supply issue problem is compounded by many factors effecting the supply chain at the same time, it is not down to a single thing.
Our friend Neil Laughton has set 3 new Guinness World Records for riding a Penny Farthing without using your hands: 10km - 23 mins, 23 secs; Furthest distance in an hour - 26.0 km and Fastest average speed over 100m - 29.6 kph.
Theses records were acredited by Guinness and he was presented at the track with the awards. The record used a 56" UDC Penny Farthing.
On the 10 October 2019, Global Cycling Network (GCN) set-up a world record attempt to try and break the one hour world record for Penny Farthings. The previous World Record was set by WA Rowe in 1886, 133 years ago! The attempt used slightly modified UDC Penny Farthings.