It's well worth visiting the Knutsford Great Race and reading about this fascinating event.
The Knutsford Great Race is a totally unique event held once every ten years, featuring Original Dandy Horse Machines, Bone-Shakers and Penny Farthing Cycles dating from the middle of the 19th Century. You will not see anything else like this, with riders from all over the world entering. We have received entries from New Zealand, Germany, The USA, Australia, The Czech Republic, Ireland, Scotland and England....
Cycle racing is dangerous and high wheel cycling even more so. Cross the circuit with care and preferably where there is a marshal - always expect the unexpected.
All competitors in the High Wheel competition must wear a helmet.
And look at this,my dream prize...
The Knutsford Great Race cake
Via our newest and very enthusiastic committee members Fiona Haig, it looks as though we will be able to offer a fantastic fully decorated Penny Farthing cake as one of the races prizes, courtesy of Angel Cakes of Altrincham, Cheshire.
If you want to see something a little less sedate - this is the Penny Farthing World Championships.