haha - April Fools Chimp


It wouldn’t be the 1st of April without a cheeky joke. But Penny Farthings at 25km per hour? I’d leave that to the experts.

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A World First: Electric Penny Farthings in Oamaru

Electric Penny Farthing Rental

At The Town Bike we’ve innovated something no one else has done before! Well that’s sort of a lie, James Starley invented the Penny Farthing in 1878, so I guess he did it first. But we’ve dusted off that old design and given it an upgrade.

Introducing the E-Farthing. That’s right, we’ve taken electric bike technology along with the Shimano Steps system and put it in a Penny Farthing built by the Oamaru Ordinary Cycle Club Inc. Seriously. Online Bookings Essential

Penny Farthing, Silhouette - E-Farthing - The Town Bike
Shimano Steps System
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Electric Penny Farthing Rental

A system with components that cater to everybody’s needs and delivers ultimate performance and reliability. That’s the heart of the matter. With SHIMANO STEPS you’ll push boundaries and feel energized while doing it.

Whether easing past traffic to get to work or school, enjoying a healthy outing or doing errands, SHIMANO STEPS will get you there relaxed and refreshed.

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Classic Frame. Modern Build.

It may look like the classic Penny Farthing you’re all familiar with, but these bad boys are built using modern manufacturing techniques right here in New Zealand by Oamaru Ordinary Cycle Club Inc. Pretty choice, aye?

Oamaru Ordinary Cycle Club Inc are experts at Penny Farthings, so pretty sure they can nail 1878 design. Combined with the Shimano Steps system, you’ll be guaranteed a quality experience.

Avanti Frame
Oamaru Ordinary Cycle Club Inc.

Rental Rates

Per Hour
  • 1 - 2 Hours$20 Per Hour
  • 3 - 4 Hours$17 Per Hour
  • 5 - 6 Hours$15 Per Hour

Ok. But How Much?

47 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
10:00 – 18:00
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