Hobart to Host National Single Speed Bicycle Championship
In April this year, Hobart will once again be the host city for the national single speed bicycle championship. This event, which is making its second appearance in Tasmania, attracts enthusiasts from all over the country.
The Unique World of Single Speed Bicycles
Single speed bicycles, as the name suggests, operate with only one gear. While some riders find this challenging on hilly and difficult terrain, others enjoy the simplicity and physical challenge it presents. Local organiser Tim Smith explains, “They will say they have three gears: sitting, standing and walking, and that they adjust their own ‘gearing’ to the terrain and company.”
A Celebration of Fun and Camaraderie
The national single speed bicycle championship is organized by a collaboration of local riding groups, including Bottles and Chains, Southern Single Speeders, the Hobart Dirt Devils club, and the Hobart Brewing Company. Tim Smith emphasizes that single speed cyclists come from various backgrounds and states, “The take home is that you’ll have a good time, you’ll meet some new friends and nobody will care what bike you bring, what you wear, what you look like or where you come from.”
Exciting Activities for Participants
The championship will feature a day of “racing” and a range of social rides and activities. Participants can look forward to a skid competition, a social ride to Fern Tree Tavern for lunch, and a Meehan Range social ride and BBQ. Additionally, there will be hosting rites challenges at the Hobart Brewing Company, offering participants a chance to showcase their skills and have some fun.
Local Artistic Touch and Entry Details
Local artist Tom O’Hern’s distinctive style will be featured on the Sendy gloves that all participants will receive. O’Hern’s artwork is well-known among Hobart riders, adding a unique touch to the event. The entry fee of $199 includes three lunches, the Tom O’Hern gloves, a musette bag with stickers, and an old-school low-fi bike ‘zine. There are also entry categories for younger participants.
Join the Fun at the National Single Speed Bicycle Championship
If you’re looking for a fun-filled event that celebrates the joy of single speed cycling, don’t miss the national single speed bicycle championship in Hobart. With its focus on participation, camaraderie, and having a good time, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience. As Tim Smith says, “You’ll have a good time, you’ll meet some new friends, and nobody will care what bike you bring.”
About the Author
Tim Smith, the local organiser of the national single speed bicycle championship, has been involved in the event for many years. He shares his passion for single speed cycling and the joy it brings to participants. Tim’s dedication to creating a fun and inclusive atmosphere is evident in the success of the championship.
The national single speed bicycle championship in Hobart is a must-attend event for cycling enthusiasts. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or new to the world of single speed bicycles, this championship offers a unique and enjoyable experience. Join us for a weekend of fun, camaraderie, and celebration of the simplicity and physical challenge of single speed cycling.
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