LONDON NOCTURNE - Penny Farthing Races 2011 // BROOKS ENGLAND

LONDON NOCTURNE - Penny Farthing Races 2011 sponsored by BROOKS ENGLAND

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Comment by Doc Embrey on December 7, 2011 at 6:33am

What really left me slack-jawed was the 'Le Mans' start to the folding-bike race. When they finally reached their cycles - they then had to unfold them before they could ride off :D

I don't know if there are any 'Nocturnes' here, but around the 25FEB2012 the National Penny Farthing Championships happen at Evandale in Tasmania (only 20-kilometres from Launceston).

I did intend to go down there and, well, just win - but I have been informed that while there are novice races, the main event is a serious race and the competitors have built 'racing high-wheelers'. So maybe I will just head down there for a bit of reconnaissance first. Could be that my Cycling Australia non-racing licence will not be enough there!

I think part of the whole 'build-your-own-penny-farthing' thing is to generate interest and enable events like this to happen in Brisbane, which would be a terrific event to have here and looks like a lot of fun - 'The Nudgee Nocturne', perhaps the first high wheeler criterium in 100-years?

Comment by Gordon on December 6, 2011 at 8:30pm

That looked insane.  When are you entering?

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