Lands End to John o’ Groats on a penny farthing

It is a weekend of extraordinary British cycling achievements. First Alex Dowsett breaking the World Hour Record, then I learn that Dave Preece (and reader of this blog) has succeeded in cycling from Lands End to John O Groats on a Penny Farthing! It took Dave 15 days.


From Dave Preece’s Instagram blog


If you would like to give to Dave’s Charity (National Deaf Childrens’ Society)

3 Responses to Lands End to John o’ Groats on a penny farthing

  1. Dave preece May 8, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

    Thanks for the mention! I’m pretty worn out now, 970 miles on that machine in 15 days was not easy but I’ll never forget the feeling of finally getting to John O’groats!


  1. Cycling inventions that seemed like a good idea at the time - - May 30, 2015

    […] (UPDATE: I wrote this piece a while back. I now have to admit I am totally wrong. The Penny Farthing is brilliant. Especially if you want to cycle from Lands End to John O’ Groats in nine days.) […]

  2. Penny Farthing Bicycle 7 Bottle Black and Gold Finish Wine Holder | - July 26, 2015

    […] read MORE boneshaker other unicycle 2015-07-25 admin […]

Leave a Reply