Fred is a stable boy for the wealthy, aristocratic Sir Gregory Grig. He hates horses!
Sir Gregory’s family are all keen fox-hunters. His daughter Georgina’s boyfriend, Augustus Wilberforce, arrives to court her one day riding a penny-farthing bicycle.
Fred is captivated by the bicycle . . .and steals it!
Scene Two - 1900s
Fred owns a bicycle shop. The penny-farthing is displayed in the shop window. Augustus visits the shop with Georgina and sees his penny-farthing. He agrees that Fred can keep the penny-farthing in exchange for a tricycle with a basket for the baby for himself and Georgina.
Fred falls in love with Nell. They sing a love duet
They ride away on a tandem. (1.39 mins).
Scene Three - 1920s
Fred and Nell now have children. On of them brings home a boyfriend who has a motor-bike. Fred is horrified!
Then the family want him to buy a car........
Scene Four - 1950s
Fred is an old man and considered to be rather a joke as he still rides his penny-farthing and refuses to acknowledge the age of the motor car. He tells his grandson of his early exploits and demonstrates his skill by riding the penny-farthing in traffic.
Lady Georgina, also now elderly but still fox-hunting, rides through the traffic chasing a fox. A car swerves to avoid her and kills Fred.
Fred ascends into heaven - where the angels are all riding mono-cycles!