Penny for your thoughts
A bike ride like no other
• Learn to ride the city's original Victorian bicycle
• Expert tuition and lots of photo opportunities
• Ride to the gates of Buckingham Palace
What Nick says
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Nick Boulos is a multi award-winning travel writer and editor and the founder of MakeMyDay. He has spent more than ten years writing for the world’s leading publications including the Sunday Times, Washington Post, National Geographic and the Guardian.
'Meet the penny farthing, the first ever contraption to be called a ‘bicycle’. Iconic and quintessentially English, it was named after the two famous coins that resemble its wheels and proved a hit with wealthy Londoners who first rode them around the city nearly 150 years ago. This exhilarating tour offers a very rare opportunity to travel back in time and try it for yourself. With some expert guidance, you’ll learn the basics (namely how to mount and dismount which is, believe me, a tad terrifying at first) in one of London’s most handsome Georgian squares. Then, prepare to take to the streets: along Piccadilly, around Trafalgar Square (yes, really) and onwards to Buckingham Palace, much to the delight of all those you pass. It's not often that you get to glide through backstreets and promenades on one of these fantastic machines.'
- English speaking guide
- Expert tuition
- Safety equipment
- A refreshment break (drinks not included)
Other important info:
Over 18s only.
Group size: max 10.
This tour involves road cycling, primarily on dedicated cycle paths and quiet back streets.
Safety equipment is optional for this tour and is available free of charge.
There are no audio headsets.
This tour runs in all weathers.
Meeting point supplied upon booking.
Refunds and changes: permitted with at least four days notice.
This tour is also available privately at a time and date to suit you. Please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org