Since 1983 the Evandale Village Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships has built up a reputation for holding the most competitive Penny Farthing races in the world. This year promises to live up to the reputation.
Race events held throughout the day include:
- The feature race of the day, the National Penny Farthing Championship. The fastest eight riders advance through heats in to the final, which is over 4 laps of the circuit, a total distance of one mile.
- Separate championship races for ladies, juniors (under 16), veterans 1 (50+), 2 (60+), 3 (70+).
- Slow race (last over the line wins)
- Slalom (two at a time around witches’ hats)
- Novice Race (first time riders)
- Sprint (200 metre dash)
- Relay (teams of 4, one lap each)
- Biathlon (run one lap, ride 2, run one)
- Miss ‘n Out (last rider on each lap eliminated)
- Obstacle (run, carry bike, wheel bike, sprint)
- Consolation (for those who haven’t won a medal.)
Entertainment will be provided by:
- A wide variety of stalls
- Displays of veteran cars
- Music, dancing, clowns
- Street entertainers
- Children's activities; face painting, puppet show, pony rides
- Colonial costumes
- Featuring a Grand Parade at 1:30pm
The century is a Penny Farthing tradition, dating from the 1880's. 100 miles (162km) in one day. A century takes riders most of the day to complete with the first riders finishing mid afternoon and the last racing the sun home.
Riders may also opt for a 100km ride (metric century).
Date: February 17th 2018
Venue: Evandale and surrounding districts
Time: 7:00am - 7.00pm
Clarendon Road Race
The Road Race is held over 20 miles. Starting from Evandale the race heads north to Perth before going back through Evandale to the finish at historic Clarendon Homestead. The fastest riders take just over an hour to complete the course, with many riders opting for the more leisurely social ride from Evandale directly to Clarendon.
Date: February 25th 2018
Venue: Evandale - Clarendon via Perth