Beaumont to tackle hour record on penny farthing

Mark Beaumont on a penny farthing

Mark Beaumont, just back from a blistering 78-day round-the-world ride, has set his sights on the hour record on a penny farthing, The Scottish Sun reports. The current record of 23.5 miles was set by Frederick J. Osmond in 1891.

While Mark admits he gets some funny looks when training around the parks of Edinburgh, ultimately he said this latest challenge is “just me and my mates wanting to do something eccentric and daft.”

Mark will take on the record in June at Herne Hill Velodrome in Surrey.

Mark Beaumont and his penny farthing
Mark Beaumont and his penny farthing

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