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Ride Back in Time on a Big Wheel

Ride Back in Time on a Big Wheel

Duration:1 hour total
Includes:Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English and Spanish
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About your host

Sophia is an experienced wheelwoman and sub-captain to the Oamaru Ordinary Cycle Club. She has trained many tourists and locals alike in the art of riding a penny farthing. She is currently fundraising for a new fleet of miniature penny farthings so local children can also enjoy the penny farthing experience.
Mark & Sophia
Mark & Sophia
Mark & Sophia
Mark & Sophia

What we’ll do

The penny farthing, also known as the ordinary or high wheel were an integral part of Oamaru's landscape during its Victorian heyday of the 1880's. The local Oamaru Ordinary Cycle Club keeps this tradition alive by building, riding, teaching, touring, and maintaining a fleet of full-size and learner-size penny farthings. Get a taste for the historic experience of learning to ride a high wheel in…

What else you should know

Please get in touch to make sure we can arrange a suitable time as I am the manager of the local community gardens and often travel around the district teaching gardening to children.

What I’ll provide

Drinks
hot toddy at the NZ Whiskey Co, Belgium beer at Craftwork OR a non-alcoholic beverage to celebrate your wheelmanship after!
Equipment
penny farthing and helmet

What to bring

closed toed shoes
a camera to capture your experience

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Where you'll be

We will do our training session in the historic precinct of Oamaru. Once you have mastered the art of mounting a penny farthing, we will do a short ride along the foreshore of harbour and around the historic precinct.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

Please get in touch to make sure we can arrange a suitable time as I am the manager of the local community gardens and often travel around the district teaching gardening to children.
Mark & Sophia
bike ride
Ride Back in Time on a Big Wheel
6 reviews
$31 per person
6 reviews
$31 per person