The Pennies and the Farthings 


Penny farthing and 36" Unicycle Ride

Saturday, 15th August 2015


A day of riding in Teesside for Penny Farthings and big wheel Unicycles.  The ride is split into sections so you can come and do as much or as little as you would like.  This is not a race and is aimed at being a social ride through pleasant roads, paths and lanes.  There is no need to book, although it would be good to know you are coming.




The plan is to meet between 9:30 and 10:00 at UDC headquarters in Billingham to begin the ride, but this will make for a long ride and too much for most people.  So we are splitting it up.  We are expecting the majority of people to start at Preston park.


Part 1.  UDC HQ to Preston Park via Tees Transporter bridge.

  • Meet time: 9:30, UDC HQ, (lots of parking available)
  • Start time: 10:00
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Distance: 11 miles
  • Climb: negligible
  • Riding: 80% Cycle Path, 15% quiet road, 5% busy road


Part 2.  Preston Park to Middleton St. George via pub (maybe...)

  • Meet time: 11:30, UDC HQ, (lots of parking available)
  • Start time: 12:00
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Distance: 7.5 miles
  • Climb: negligible
  • Riding: 5% Cycle Path, 93% quiet road, 2% busy road
  • Interests:  Country lanes and pub.


Part 3.  Middleton St. George to Preston Park

  • Leave pub at 13:30
  • Duration: 1.0 hours
  • Distance: 7.5 miles
  • Climb: rolling except for one short killer challenge climb!!
  • Riding: 0% Cycle Path, 90% quiet road, 10% busy road


Part 4.  Preston Park to UDC HQ

  • Leave Preston Park at 14:30
  • Duration: 1.0 hours
  • Distance: 5.5 miles
  • Climb: Gentle incline for second half, not hard.
  • Riding: 80% Cycle Path, 5% quiet road, 5% busy road


Once back at UDC we open the shop up and also get in Pizza's to finish off the day.