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Watch Joff Summerfield as he rides Tour of Flanders sportive on a penny-farthing

Londoner followed by TV crew from Sporza over bergs & cobbles... & wished "good luck" by a Classics legend...

Remember our story earlier this week about Joff Summerfield who plans to ride parts of the course of the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège on his penny farthing? Well yesterday he tackled the first of those - and a film crew from Belgian TV sporza followed him throughout.

You can watch the report - much of it in English - here to see how he got on over the cobbles and bergs as he took part in the Tour of Flanders Sportive alongside around 17,000 other riders.

One fellow cyclist at the start, an Irishman, wishes him "good luck."

"Have you done it before?" asks Joff. 

"Yes," replies Sean Kelly - three times a runner-up at the Tour of Flanders, the only one of cycling's five monuments he never won. 

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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