Two Bikes

Seeing this bike outside a shop in Bloomsbury today reminded me that I saw a man riding one of the same type a couple of weeks ago near the South Bank. He serenely rode up a side road towards Stamford Street. It was a slightly surreal moment. A bit like a scene from Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou. Seeing a second one I am starting to wonder if they are coming back into fashion. I was disappointed on my recent visit to Guildford Museum that the one that used to be on display throughout my childhood has been consigned to the storeroom for the moment.

Penny Farthing

Penny Farthing



On Saturday I saw another unusual looking bike. This time I don’t know its name. It was chained to some railings in Denmark Hill. Does anyone recognise the make and model?
Triangular Bike

Triangular Bike


In the meantime, I’m calling it the triangular bike.

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10 thoughts on “Two Bikes

  1. I saw somebody riding a penny farthing whilst walking along Paddington Basin one morning a couple of years ago. The guy wasn’t taking part in any kind of event, and was dressed in contemporary clothes. I was on the phone at the time and had to explain my giggles! 😀

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