The above photograph was the first penny farthing that I’ve been on. The photo was taken in Oamaru, New Zealand.
I’ve been very interested in this bicycle for a while, and read up that the first person who cycled around the world completed it on one of these bicycles (Thomas Stevens). This guy was from the same county as me.
I know these bicycles use to be very popular in the 19th century. Interestingly; The Penny Farthing was the first really efficient bicycle.