Hand Made Penny Farthing
Richards of England the home of the finest penny farthing replica’s. Every component is hand made to dimensions of original penny farthings. Each component carefully measured and documented to recreate the most authentic replica. In the 1880’s you would get different makes and models of hi wheel bikes but we only reproduce the Rolls Royce of ordinary bicycles.
The Singer British Challenge 1884 we produce is a robust riding machine which oozes quality with its fluted fork tubes and elaborate saddle spring design. In it’s half nickel and traditional coach lined paintwork your riding true luxury.
The DHF Premier 1882 is a tapered twin tube fork design with true racing heritage as ridden by George Waller the 1879 world champion racer. It’s an amazing story and truly stunning ordinary bicycle.
Our New Rapid 1886 is the refined riding machine with true tangent spokes and 1mm tubing. This effectively is the modern penny farthing with all the refinements of period bicycle technology this weighs practically half of the Singer which makes it reserved for the lighter riders.
For those that fancy something a bit special we offer a reproduction of the 1880s victorian tricycle. The Rotary tricycle sports a 48″ driving wheel with a handmade sprocket and chain in 1 1/4 pitch. It’s twin steer rack and pinion system is technically genius and shows the quality of engineering 140 years ago.
Disclaimer Penny Farthings are not for the faint hearted and can be dangerous which is why the safety cycle replaced the design. We can not accept any responsibility for any injury or damage caused by becoming a cropper or taking a header as of a result of riding a penny farthing replica.