The Beverley Heroic cycling race & bicycle event.
Your Spring Classic Challenge.
In Australia there was a bicycle race that ran from 1897 to 1999. It was hard racing in the days of gravel tracks, and thought to be the toughest race in Australia. It started in Beverley. We celebrate that race with a bike weekend. Be Heroic and come ride with us.
Slow down and step back in time. Historical towns, historical bikes and some beautiful country side. We celebrate the history. We love those old bikes. We look forward to the new heroes making the event another historic ride.
All bikes welcome- e- bikes, bmx, steel, road racer, mountain bike, Cyclocross- something for everyone!
See where the wheatbelt and great races began. Enjoy quiet roads, riverside riding, checkpoints in historic towns- its beautiful Western Australia.
Join the Beverley Heroic.
Heroic Race "The Beverley"
South Perth Cycle Club's premier Road race of the year. Celebrating over 120 years of racing since the first Beverley to Perth race of 1897.
This 114km handicap road race from Beverley and return, with canola fields and state forest, quiet roads and a fast finish.Jump on the peleton and ride this Heroic race.
We welcome and encourage all riders, all grades. This is a great Tour of Margaret River preparation race.
Heroic Retro Bike Show
Bring along your bike or look at the ones on Display.
Curated by the WA Historical Cycle Club there is local history of bikes and riders to warm your nostalgia.
Vote for the Beverley Bed and Breakfast Peoples Choice Award on Saturday afternoon with your red dot. Maybe your bike will win a prize.
(Not sure if your bike is right - give us an email.)
Start + finish
Beverley Town Hall
138 Vincent Street, Beverley
17th October 2020
10.00 am Race registration in Town Hall
11.00 am The Beverley" Road Race starts*
2.00 pm Beverley Race- Historic Display - Free
2.00 pm - 4.30 pm Retro Bike Show
2.00 pm Campsite opens
3.00 pm Beverley Race presentation- Town Hall
3.00 pm Cyclocross - CX at the Tennis Club
3.50 pm Kids CX- Under 13 Race
4.20 pm CX Curious - any bike, any body
5.10 pm CX Heroic - cyclocross bike only
6.00 pm CX Race presentation at the Tennis Club
18th October 2020
5.00 am Campsite breakfast at Tennis Club
6.00 am Registration 100 miles "The Heroic"*
6.30 am Start 100 miles "The Heroic"-
7.30 am "The Heroic" Breakfast-York Olive OIl Co.
8.30 am Registration 50 miles "Brevet Populaire"
9.00 am Start 50 miles "Brevet Populaire"*
1.30 pm Beverley Heroic Riders return - Afternoon Tea
2.30 pm Presentation & Retro Bike Show winner
*Online registration is required pre event.
Town activities and things to do
For Town Walk, Accommodation and more, please see Beverley tab above
Every year a new Cyclocross track is pegged out. The terrain is bushy, bumpy, grass and a bit of gravel.
Watch from the Beverley Lawn Tennis Club or Footy oval and Camping area. Grab a drink or sausage sizzle.
Cyclocross WA run this great event. Its casual and fun for any rider. Get dirty get serious or just laugh.
Kids Cross is free for under 13's and the highlight.
Retro or Modern, single or triple speed, we love them all.
Ride this Spring Classic Challenge in the Avon Valley with York Olive Oil Company your breakfast stop.
Heroic Classic 100 miler with 31 miles gravel dirt roads
Heroic Classic 55 miler has only 9 miles dirt roads
There is a bit of gravel but endless country side and the quiet. We pick the best route to excite your senses, challenge your legs, then offer a fantastic afternoon tea in the Beverley Town Hall on your return.
With a Volunteer team from South Perth Cycle Club help is close at hand. With a passionate bunch of riders a Heroic moment of friendship is never far away.
The Rover Road Race of 1897 was the brainchild of Percy Armstrong, noted rider and entrepreneurial owner of the Rover Cycling Agency. The gruelling event of 116 miles over rough turn of the century roads proved popular and was later re-named The Beverley to Perth Race - or simply the “Beverley”.
— Rob Frith, WA Historic Cycle Club
Beverley is a vibrant rural community. Located in the western central Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, Beverley is less than 140km east of Perth.
Mobile friendly Town walk here
How to get there
Beautiful country side driving in the Avon Valley will get you to Beverley. The 1.75 hour drive promises breathtaking views, state forest and maybe some wildlife.
Swag, or camp, Band B, farm stay- Beverley has options for every family and explorer.