Penny Farthing For sale

Hand built to order

Have you gazed at old photographs and gawped in museums? Want the adrenaline rush of a superbike and the attention of an exotic sports car? For a fraction of the cost I give you the opportunity to take home a vintage replica penny farthing. Using as many traditional building techniques as possible to ensure all the bikes look like they have just come from the 1880’s. All components are made in our workshop in England, both wheels are hand rolled and can be made to size to suit you. The penny farthing can be made how you want it, please contact for a quote to your custom specification. Due to the demand and time involved with building antique replica bikes please contact for an estimated build time.

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.

Richards of England - Handmade Penny Farthings and vintage Bicycles
Richards of England - Handmade Penny Farthings and vintage Bicycles
Detail shot of the nickel RoE Premier DHF. A lot of work in one area, the hand carved wooden saddle block, handmade racing saddle, RoE Engraved saddle spring.
Richards of England - Handmade Penny Farthings and vintage Bicycles
Richards of England - Handmade Penny Farthings and vintage Bicycles
A review from a customer. With photos from the build. 😀

A big thanks to Christian. Richards of England (ROE)
The 1879 George William Waller from Heaton recreation world championship high wheeler is finished.
George became world champion in 1879 on his Hillman Herbert & cooper DHF (Double Hollow Fork) premier, riding 1,172 miles in a 6 day endurance race 20 miles more than his closest competitor.
She is fully nickel plated, close to Georges original race high wheeler as possible working from old photographs and the stock DHF Beamish museum has in their collection.
Once I have picked her up I'm going to try and get a photograph with her and the Georges world championship belt at the discovery museum Newcastle.
Think you will all agree that Christian (ROE) has made not just a beautiful looking high wheeler but a fantastic recreation of this historic bike with its connection to the North East.
Richards of England - Handmade Penny Farthings and vintage Bicycles
Richards of England - Handmade Penny Farthings and vintage Bicycles
Photo sent from one of our Customers- a RoE Singer British Challenge, the Rolls Royce of penny farthings..
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Richards of England - Handmade Penny Farthings and vintage Bicycles
Richards of England - Handmade Penny Farthings and vintage Bicycles
Our RoE bikes have made it to the big screen in the new Holmes and Watson film! We supplied the bikes in 2016 and had a good time meeting the special effects team and seeing behind the scenes of the film.
Richards of England - Handmade Penny Farthings and vintage Bicycles
Richards of England - Handmade Penny Farthings and vintage Bicycles
Safety Bicycle Saddle restoration. I recreated the original makers logo on to the new saddle skin.#richardsofengland #roe #restoration #engineering

Child’s Balance Bike

Vintage Balance Bike, children can learn to ride on a mini penny farthing. Available now!

Singer British Challenge Replica

Re production replica version of the 1885 Singer British Challenge now available.singersaddle

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Display and Prop bikes

We make various types of bikes and vintage objects for display and prop use. Feel free to forward your requests: richardsofengland@outlook.com

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