THIS the bizarre moment a man was seen riding a penny farthing along a major road on the Costa del Sol.
A clip shared on Instagram shows the individual pedalling past the Milla de Plata boutique hotel, near Sotogrande.
The footage was recorded by a father and son, who had parked their car on the side of the road opposite the hotel.
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Another image of the cyclist appeared to show him travelling up a steep hill.
The images have left social media users in stitches, with ‘obsessed’ spectators demanding to know his backstory.
However others questioned if the centuries-old penny-farthing was legal to drive, particularly on the N-340 coastal road.
One viewer insisted it was legal ‘even though it was suicide’, adding: “It is absolutely crazy what he is doing, but as far as I know, he can legally do it.”
The penny-farthing was popular in the 1870s and 1880s but soon became obsolete with the development of modern bicycles.
Its name comes from old British currency, in which a ‘penny’ was much larger than a ‘farthing’.
Hence from the side, the huge front wheel resembles a penny leading a small farthing (the back wheel).