Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of World Bicycle Day, 18-year-old Saswat Ranjan Sahoo of Kumbharpada in Puri district of Odisha has created a penny-farthing by using 3653 matchsticks.
Saswat took 7 days to build his recent work. The size of this craftwork is 50 inches in length and 25 inches in width.
The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler or ordinary, was the first machine to be called a “bicycle”. It was popular in the 1870s and 1880s, with its large front wheel providing high speeds and comfort.
A United Nations designated day, World Bicycle Day is observed as cycling has tremendous health benefits for all age groups, according to experts.