Get to know the great Penny Farthing Staff below & meet them in-store to give you the right advice, sales & service!
Yvonne Pfau - Owner/Manager
Level 3 Bicycle Mechanic
Breaking into a male dominated industry when I did was a huge challenge. I love the bike industry, you meet and help so many interesting people making healthy lifestyle decisions, enjoying the outdoors, from a child’s first bike, family rides to competitive disciplines. My enthusiasm is also fuelled by the growing availability of women’s specific design products. I am a qualified Bicycle Mechanic and enjoy training and working with staff. I raced Road and Track representing the NT on 4 occasions, still holding the NT Pursuit records from 1993. Completed SBCU Bachelors Program 2007. Northern Territory Telstra Small Business Women's Award Winner 2007 & Australian Telstra Business Women’s Award Finalist 2007
Mark Donoghue - Alice Springs
Trainee Mechanic & Workshop Manager
Mark has worked for Penny Farthing Avanti Plus since he was 15. Over this time he has grown from a little school kid who was always fixing his bike, into a full-time trainee mechanic and workshop manager. Mark is now 20 and has learnt so much about bikes over the past 5 years working with Avanti Plus Alice Springs and is happy to help clients with all their needs.
Tamara Owen - Alice Springs
Diploma of Management, Cert IV in Business & Cert II in Retail
Daughter of the owner, Tamara grew up racing a mixture of road, velodrome & mountain bikes. Tamara has a passion for bike and the lifestyle around them. She is a firm believer that it's the perfect sport because anyone can do it with any fitness level and on any budget and you can make anything you want of it, from a Sunday cruise with friends or the kids, riding to work or the shops right the way up to competitive racing. Cycling supports a healthy, active & fun lifestyle and Alice Springs is the perfect place to ride with sunny days all year round.
Completed SBCU Batchelors Program 2007 in Auckland NZ
Greg Drew - Alice Springs
Level 3 Bicycle Mechanic
Started his cycling era at a rather young age with track and road racing. Since then he has progressed and dabbled in a bit of mountain biking too. Apart from being a regular face in and around the bike shop over the years, through working in the shop and updating, upgrading and re-vamping his bikes. Now he is a regularly familiar face down at the BMX track, where 3 of his kids race.
Chris Baillie - Alice Springs
Chris has a long standing passion for bike & bike riding. Chris is a fun loving friendly guy who's passion for cycling has lead him to have a large pool of knowledge in the industry.
Loraine Pfau - Alice Springs
Administration & Accounts/ Mother of the Owner
Loraine has been there to see the shop grown over the years. From when it was purchased by her daughter to when her first grandchild was born and the announcement was painted on the front window right the way up to the successful family owned business it is today. Loraine has been a huge support and helps in every way possible from shopping to BBQ's and bringing lunch in for Yvonne when it's too busy for her to get away.
Wulf Pfau - Alice Springs
Errands & odd jobs/ Father of the Owner
Wulf has also been there to watch the transformation of his eldest daughters business adventure. Wulf drops into the shop almost daily and helps with odd jobs including banking, post and in-town errands.