Step back in time with the South Perth Cycle Club’s bike weekend in Beverley, Avon Valley, WA. Celebrating the oldest race in Western Australian’s history “The Beverley” first ran in 1897 and this weekend tribute has something for everyone.
Saturday noon “The Beverley” race for modern bikes starts at the town hall and 200 of the state’s best will race 110km. The course heads north east and promises to be fast and finish in a sprint for prizes.
Meanwhile in the town hall a retro bike show will be open looking for a people’s choice award. Organised by the WA Historical Cycle club this is a highlight with classics from the 1920s against 1970 racers promising some bling and hand-painted, handcrafted bike history.
Another free event in the town hall is the bike movies at 7.30pm. There is a program of short films to entertain everyone. Sunday morning the long distance riders assemble for the 50 or 100-mile ride.
Harking back to the first days of “The Beverley” race this classic takes in York and country roads. A bit of gravel and some country air makes this the spring classic for any kind of bike.
For the family the Beverley Heroic Town Ride, Sunday 10.30am is a great way to explore. With a map in hand and sense of adventure riders explore Beverley’s highlights and secret places. It’s a short ride but the perfect start to a country picnic.
Saturday 8 October 2016
12 noon “The Beverley” Race
2pm Retro Bike Show
7.30pm Bike movies
Sunday 9 October 2016
6.30am 100 mile ride,
10.00am 50 mile ride
10.30am Beverly Heroic Town Ride
Spectators welcome at all events