AMONG the frisbee, fishing and photography competitions at this year’s Creswick Brackenbury Classic was an event of a slightly different style and age: the Great Southern Penny Farthing Tournament.
More than a dozen “high wheelers” entered the series of races, which were more about having a good time than achieving a fast race time.
“It’s about participation and involvement,” said Andrew Young, a member of the Committee for Creswick and organiser of the tournament.
“It’s not super competitive.
“A lot of the locals got to ride a penny farthing for the first time in their lives and that’s great, it gets people involved.”
The Brackenbury Classic brought a host of activities and events to Creswick over the weekend, including half-marathon and 10-kilometre runs, a “catch a carp” competition and a mountain bike challenge.
Mr Young said the committee had already lined up 24 penny farthings for next year’s event, which he said would be even bigger and better than this year’s installment.