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Last Updated: Tuesday September 07 2010 05:43 GMT

In pics: Racing on old Penny Farthing bicycles

Penny Farthing racers taking part in the Knutsford Great Race

Check out these Penny Farthing racers taking part in the Knutsford Great Race in Cheshire, north-west England.

Man racing on a Penny Farthing

These big bikes might look comical but they were a common way to get around about a hundred years ago!

Penny Farthing racers taking part in the Knutsford Great Race

These days it's just for dedicated bike fans! Racers have to cycle around a 1km track as many times as they can in three hours.

Penny Farthing racers taking part in the Knutsford Great Race

It's the only Penny Farthing event like this in the UK and fans, young and old, of the crazy looking bike come from all over the world to take part.

Penny Farthing racers taking part in the Knutsford Great Race

But you'll have to wait until 2020 for the next race as it only happens once every ten years!