Sunday, 12 September 2010

bikes, of a kind

Only in England would you get such a bicycle race as this!  Its not quite the Tour de France!

On 5th Sept, a three hour, once every ten years, cycling race, took place in the UK.  Known as the Knutsford Great Race,  all participants cycled on original Penny Farthings, Dandy Horse Machines or Bone-Shakers, bikes that date back to the mid 19th century.

Can you imagine how difficult it must be to keep balance on these old bikes?  And the speed some of the cyclists go at too?  Taking bends must be deadly don't you think?

The circuit is just 1km, but this year's winner managed to do 107 laps in the 3 hours.

I think I'll stick with my Trek bike.

1 comment:

  1. wow that must be quite the challenge


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