Neil Melville-Rae takes on the Goodwood Festival of Speed

By on July 7th, 2016 in Editorial

You can find Neil’s Just Giving page here, and our previous posts about his travails here and here.

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:photo-2

Meanwhile, Neil’s kayak training continues apace as he tackles unforgiving nautical conditions around Hayling Island. Can you spot him?FullSizeRender-2

And finally, Neil strikes a pose as the world’s biggest penny-farthing looms ominously over him in the background:photo 1

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:

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