The Sport of Penny Farthing Bicycle Racing Is Alive and Well

A video by Great Big Story revealed that the sport of penny-farthing bicycle racing is still alive and well.

Forget lowrider bikes, the O.G. bicyclists rode high atop penny farthings. These old-school bikes with on oversized front wheel require excellent balance, and are still raced by cyclists today. We spoke with a penny farthing champion about the danger and delight of racing one of these throwback rides.