Thursday, 15 December 2011

Cycle Touring New Zealand on an Ordinary

I briefly saw David Wilson and his impressive Penny Farthing in Wellington. Complete with panniers and full touring kit, David is riding the length of the New Zealand unsupported. As a distance rider myself I know what an accomplishment that will be riding on vintage hardware. After120 odd years with the "modern safety bicycle", it is not often you see an "Ordinary" - let alone one that is touring such a distance.

David is scouting out potential routes for a Penny Farthing tour of New Zealand in 2014. I will be sure to keep an eye on developments for the tour to make sure I get a good look at the array of "ordinary's" while they are on tour here in New Zealand.


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