PENNY farthing racing at Evandale has been a 30-year family affair for Di Sullivan.
She is a founding member of the organising committee and has been the co-ordinator of the Evandale Village Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships since 1982.
Her husband, Michael Sullivan, has competed in the penny farthing races every year and son Ryan won the penny farthing road race in record time in 2000.
With her many other community involvements, Mrs Sullivan has made a considerable contribution to Evandale.
That contribution will see her and 12 other Tasmanians honoured today with a Medal of the Order of Australia.
Her penny farthing roles have included serving as treasurer and secretary, but for many she is the face of the annual event.
"It's never been a solo job - we've always had a strong committee and there's always a lot of local people involved," Mrs Sullivan said.
"I'm just the stayer really, I'm the one who has stuck with it. That's probably because Michael rides every year, he's ridden in every year.
"So we're a good team: he rides the bike and I talk it up!
"I'm a bit embarrassed really, but I'll get through it."
Penny farthing racing has given Evandale an international profile and there are few busier towns in Tasmania on a Sunday morning for the popular weekly village market.
"We've had a lot of fun and satisfaction and still do because the events continue," Mrs Sullivan said.
She is also a founding member of the Evandale Historical Society, Tourism Evandale, the Evandale Community Centre and the Evandale Borrowing Library.
And along with her community work, she served on the former Evandale Council from 1991 to 1993.
She is still a Meals on Wheels volunteer - an involvement that goes back to 1981.
"Everyone's obliged to give something back to the community and I think it's easier in a smaller community," she said.
The decision to make Evandale home was made 33 years ago and it's where her three sons - Patrick, Sean and Ryan - grew up.
She is still enthusiastic about the town.
"We have the best of both worlds here, a lovely peaceful town during the week and then it's all abuzz on Sundays," Mrs Sullivan said.