Like all good challenges, it started at the pub over a few schooners.
Orange bicycle retailer Ron Boulton challenged his grandson Mitchell to ride a penny farthing.
Mr Boulton bought a replica penny farthing to help promote the Lords Place shop.
On his first attempt, Mitchell needed a bandage for his busted toe after falling.
“The hardest part is getting off it. The first time I rode it, I fell off almost immediately,” he said.
“If you’re going to fall, it’s going to be in the first four or last four seconds. It’s very different if you’re used to a normal bike, the front wheel is so sensitive. It’s great fun.”
Mr Boulton was last on a penny farthing 50 years ago.
“It’s tricky to learn but the secret is confidence. It takes a few minutes to learn,” he said.