Neil Melville-Rae takes on the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Recently, Neil trundled down to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, or – more specifically – to the Festival of Slow; an alternative festival-within-a-festival that serves as a launch party for the Mongol Rally.
As you can see below, he had a grand old time charging around Goodwood’s famous circuit on his penny-farthing. He penny-farthinged a grand total of 34 miles to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, before retiring with a broken wheel bearing (don’t worry; he is fully-equipped with replacements).
Here’s Neil gloriously chugging a bottle of champagne to celebrate coming third in a race at Wallingford.
Neil’s efforts to pilot the first airborne bicycle by violently flapping his arms were valiant, but not entirely successful:
Meanwhile, Neil’s kayak training continues apace as he tackles unforgiving nautical conditions around Hayling Island. Can you spot him?
And finally, Neil strikes a pose as the world’s biggest penny-farthing looms ominously over him in the background:
So far, Neil’s upcoming expedition has raised almost £2000 of his £5000 target; all that remains is for us to encourage you to lend your support too.
Find out more about Neil’s Penny Farthing Challenge and the Jigsaw School: