Australian cycling historian Dr Marc Rerceretnam will speak about his recent academic publication examining the important role cycling clubs like the DHBC played in the Australian social landscape from the 1870s to present day.
The Dulwich Hill Bicycle Cub has been part of the social fabric of the Inner West since 1908 and not only played a pivotal role in nurturing local sportspersons but acted as an active social network for all youngsters. For a century, the club cultivated a sense of community for many in the area and helped foster a creative and healthy outlet for many youngsters at a time when the Inner West was chock-a-block full of young boys and girls keen for fraternal guidance and healthy outdoor activity.
Date: Tuesday 2 May at 18:30–20:00
Venue: Inner West Council's Dulwich Hill Library, 362-372 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203 (next to Tella Balls Dessert Bar).
Organisers: Inner West Council, (02) 9335 2173, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Picture taken in 1938 at the informal meeting place of the old DHBC, the Speedwell bicycle shop owned by DHBC founder JC 'Çharlie' Paris (1879-1950). This shop is located opposite the corner of Loftus and Hercules Sts, Dulwich Hill. Today it sits directly opposite the free carpark behind the Gladstone Hotel, Dulwich Hill (behind the current 2B Hercules St). The old shop has since become a residential home.