If someone says “Do you want a go?” you have to say “Yes” don’t you? The trick to mounting a penny-farthing (I think) is to instill sufficient momentum by scooting, before climbing the steps built into the frame up to the saddle, and starting to pedal. If you don’t have momentum, staying atop the machine is entirely dependent on balance. The saddle is around five feet off the ground, which may not sound much, but it seemed a long way to fall. Luckily, the concrete was there to catch me.