Australia’s Rich Cycling History


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Australia’s Rich Cycling History

by Jim Fitzpatrick

Did you know that Australia once had the largest bicycle path network in the world? or that Australian soldiers were at the forefront of the first significant wartime use of the bicycle? Or that at one time, the world’s richest bicycle race was held in Australia?

Hear Jim Fitzpatrick present on Australia’s very rich history of cycling with lots of great images.

Jim is Australia’s premier cycling historian and author of “Wheeling Matilda”, The Bicycle and the Bush”, “The Bicycle in Wartime” and “Major Taylor in Australia”.

Tickets:  Free but you need to register

 Thursday 3 April 2014

Redfern Town Hall

(only minutes away from Redfern Station)

6pm for 6:30pm


Limited Bike Parking – Some upstairs (via lift on right), some to rear of building (via the entrance foyer) and some at the streetfront.


(Jim will also be presenting the following night Fri 4 April 2014 at Elizabeth Farm in Parramatta – More at )


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One Response to “Australia’s Rich Cycling History”
  1. Robert Thompson says:

    I have an old badge with S B C by W Burtt and I believe this relates to Sydney Bicycle Club maybe from late 1800s.
    I was wondering if you knew any more about this badge and its history.
    Rob Thompson

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