One of my favourite days of the year in Jelsa is the annual charity event Biciklijada 2012, a fun family day where the kids get to show off their cycling skills and the main sqaure comes to life in a very relaxed post-season atmosphere.
The annual race bike race from Jelsa to Svirce, Vrbanj, Vrboska and back to Jelsa was well attended, with more than 100 children taking part.
With the core message of safety on the way to school, participants were invited to listen to sage words from the local police before setting off.
It was a field consisting mostly of children, with the youngest contestant safely strapped in on the back of this bicycle.
It was also a very international field, with the Belgian sportsmen looking a little over the average age of 13...
The main race underway, it was time to return to the fun on the main square, with the line dancing and 'Oh Suzannah' winning the biggest cheer of the day. Fantastic show, ladies!
The cutest event for me for the kids cycle slalom, an event which is taken very seriously.
Nobody went hungry, and there was plenty of excellent risotto for all, including some makeshift dining tables.
The day belonged to the cyclists, as they stood in line for the slalom event.
And there was plenty of diverse musical entertainment with the various dancing groups.
The final event before the lottery was a chance for the older children to showcase their cycling skills in a challenging enclosed space in the centre of the square.
The biggest cheer of the day from Total Hvar HQ was the calling of the winning lottery number, which entitled us to one of the prizes - a twist board, which I am looking at trying to get the hang of, but the kids seem to have already taken possession...
A lovely morning, and many thanks to all the organisers and sponsors on a great event in glorious October sunshine.