25 Sep, 2023 @ 11:18
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Bizarre moment a cyclist rides a penny-farthing along a main road on Spain’s Costa del Sol as ‘obsessed’ social media users demand to know his backstory

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.

A clip shared on Instagram shows the individual pedalling past the Milla de Plata boutique hotel, near Sotogrande.
Another image of the cyclist appeared to show him travelling up a steep hill.

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).

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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