The first bicycles didn’t work very well, and were also very cheap. They were known as the ‘horseless horses’ and had to by towed along canal paths by steam engines. A man in front of them was so appalled he waved a white flag.
They had one big wheel at the front and a little one at the back, which mean that it felt like you were always cycling uphill (there is no record of anyone being clever enough to turn the machine around so they could freewheel all the way).
Type of bike favoured by posh, short-sighted people. And Chris Eubank.
First attempt at riding a bicycle.
Machine for riding around universities.
This is how you get on.
How you get off.
Facial hair worn by people who rode Penny Farthings.
Nearly successful forerunner of the proctoscope
To sell a second-hand bicycle.
If you fall forwards off the seat, your crotch strikes a metal bar, making you very cross.
Needed to remove the crossbar.
Puncture repair kit
IQ test for geniuses
Type of bicycle designed by Sir Walter Scott for one-armed sailors.
A cyclist will make these upon realising the brakes have failed while going down a steep hill.