We Attempt To Break The Penny Farthing Hour World Record!

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Popular in the late 1800s, the penny-farthing is one of the most iconic bikes of all time. But how fast is it? We teamed up Guinness World Records and Mark Beaumont to see if we could set a new world record on a penny-farthing. How far could we ride one in an hour?

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Special thank you to Guinness World Records, Derby Arena, and the Penny Farthing Club. Photos courtesy of Simon Reavill.

Photos: ยฉ Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & ยฉ Bettiniphoto /

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