“Go on be Heroic - step back in time”
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- 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.
100 mile “The Beverley Heroic”- 31 miles gravel dirt roads
50 mile “Brevet Populaire” only 9 miles dirt roads
The Beverley Heroic night Ride- lights on lets explore <10mile
"The Beverley" Road Race 114km Saturday afternooon
Retro Bike Show- Town Hall Saturday arvo- Open to all.
Cycocross party Saturday arvo.
Join the Beverley Heroic.
Start + finish
Beverley Town Hall
138 Vincent Street, Beverley
13th October 2018
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
7.30 pm Beverley night ride
14th October 2018
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
*Online registration is required pre event.
Town activities and things to do
For Town Walk, Accommodation and more, please see Beverley tab above
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