Quirky race hits The Bend

The inaugural SA Penny Farthing Championship will take place as part of Revolve24 on Saturday, January 13, 2018. 

The race will be just one part of Revolve24’s festival of cycling taking place that weekend.

The Penny Farthing race will happen at the brand-new, world class track at The Bend Motorsport Park, with up to twenty of these spectacular machines competing in a 30 minute sprint race, reaching speeds of up to 45-50km/hr.

As this will be the first, timed race to grace this new bitumen then a Penny Farthing will capture the lap record. 

Penny farthing enthusiast and business owner Dan Bolwell will be responsible for the race rules, and expressed what an exhilarating experience it is to race these intriguing bicycles and how important this race is for their community.

“This is a machine made for long distance and speed, it is not just something out of the circus,” he said.

This is a machine made for long distance and speed, it is not just something out of the circus.

Dan Bolwell

“My goal is to change the preconceived notion that you just ride these machines when you are wearing a top hat.

“This is why these events are so important not only for the pure adrenaline you get racing but also to spread the word of our industry,” Bolwell said.

The main Revolve24 challenge event, the 24hr cycling endurance challenge will kick off in the afternoon after the Penny Farthing Championship.

The team endurance challenge is suited to riders of any skill level. Riders can choose between 24 hour, 12 hour and 6 hour challenges and enter as a soloist or a team of 2, 4, 6 or 8.

Revolve24 is Australia’s newest cycling event that comes to Adelaide direct from the United Kingdom, taking place Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 January 2018, as an associated event of the Santos Tour Down Under. 

Revolve24 will see hundreds of riders descend on The Bend’s 7.77km undulating track to race against the clock and raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. 

Register for Revolve24 Australia NOW or visit www.revolve24.com.au for more details.

South Australia’s Penny Farthing Championship will be a Cycling Australia sanctioned event and to participate you will need a Cycling Australia Racing License.