On Saturday we watched the Australian National Penny Farthing Championships, held in the historic village of Evandale in central Tasmania.

This year’s event was a scaled back event due to covid, yet still fun a fun day out. Races were run over a triangular course around the village. There were various races, sprints, mens’, ladies, juniors, veterans, relays and obstacle (run, carry and push the bike, ride it). Also ,a 20km road race.

There were food and craft stalls, an interesting village store. Some locals dressed in 1800’s costumes. 

When the championships started back in 1983 the penny farthings were originals. Now many have been newly manufactured.