Bike like a Victorian through Central London
London · Learn to ride a vintage bicycle with the founder of the Penny Farthing club
3 hours total
Offered in English
About your host, Neil
I founded The Penny Farthing Club and have taught hundreds of people to ride this iconic bicycle. I'm also the Captain of the England Penny Farthing Bicycle Polo Team, enter international races and participate in long distance rides.
What we’ll do
We will first learn to safely master the art of riding the Penny Farthing bicycle with each guest being given their own bike to ride. Once you are comfortable with how to mount, ride and dismount safely, we'll go on a leisurely ride through central London.
What I’ll provide
Bikes, helmets & gloves
Please bring your own helmet if you prefer.
You must be at least 5ft 5in (165 cm) tall, capable and confident of a leisurely bike ride in busy city conditions. Please wear casual clothes and rubber soled shoes (Victorian clothing is optional!)
Where we’ll be
We'll start our journey through central London at St. James's Square, then head for Trafalgar Square, down Whitehall and 10 Downing Street (PM's office). We will glide past the Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster and stop for photos at Buckingham Palace before returning to St James's Square.
Where we’ll meet
The In & Out Naval and Military Club · St. James's, London