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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Penny Farthing Championships

The annual National Penny Farthing Championships were on again last weekend.

They are held every February in Evandale, Tasmania.

I took these photos (rather poor ones using my phone) at Perth on Sunday while I was at the Growers' Market.

On the Sunday of the Championships they have a long race that takes the riders out of Evandale, via Breadalbane to Perth and back out to the other loop road back to Evandale.
A massive ride that is very uncomfortable, exhausting and a little dangerous but I get such a thrill when I see so many people still dedicated to this as a sport.
People come from all over the world to compete.
Balm for my nostalgic soul, makes another reason why I love living here in Tasmania.


  1. Tanya~ I'm terribly shocked and sorry to hear just now about the earthquakes in Australia, especially New Zealand. I hope you're okay there in Tasmania. My thoughts are with you!

  2. Hi Tanya I love this post! One day we'll get there with the pixies. It's such a classic event. J x


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