Seaton cyclists set for Penny farthing adventure!

PUBLISHED: 08:51 27 March 2014 | UPDATED: 08:51 27 March 2014

Alistair Cope with Glenn Salter and a Penny Farthing

Alistair Cope with Glenn Salter and a Penny Farthing


After the theft of a Penny Farthing over Christmas hit the national news the other week, reports started coming into the Jeremy Vine programme on BBC Radio 2 about a man in Seaton spotted doing his shopping on one!

It turns out that local adventurer Alistair Cope from Seaton was the man and he was indeed out doing some shopping. Alistair was spotted outside GW Meats in Seaton and asked about his rather unusual transportation.

He said: “I am actually carrying out a bit of training. Over Easter I hope to ride from Bristol to Exmouth on my Penny Farthing to raise awareness and funds for Headway Devon. Hopefully, I’m going to have some company and if all goes well there’ll be four of us on Penny Farthings!”

Alistair spent 30 days last year canoeing and cycling from Edinburgh to Devon last year for charity and is the founder of Velo Vintage which holds its fifth event in East Devon this June, hence his interest in Penny Farthings.

Alistair would welcome donations for Headway Devon and has a link on his website

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