AUSTRALIA's RICH CYCLING HISTORY - free seminar 3 April 6pm

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Postby jcaley » 27 Mar 2014, 14:39

Some DHBC will be interested in this seminar presented by BIKESydney
The Blurb
"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 at

Thursday 3 April 2014,
6pm for 6:30pm

Redfern Town Hall

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

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Postby marc2131 » 27 Mar 2014, 15:49

Several of the Valley Wheelers were invited to show off our vintage bikes at this event. I know johnJ, Andy and I will be bringing our bikes, not sure if anyone else is doing so too.

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Postby lindsay » 30 Mar 2014, 17:06

I'm in & bring a bike...

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Postby Karzie » 30 Mar 2014, 23:29

Sorry, I'd love to attend this, but have a prior committment. Damn.

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Postby 2Tyred » 06 Apr 2014, 19:54

let me kow if ya's can't see these. ... 8#p1110698

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Postby marc2131 » 07 Apr 2014, 10:53

About 80 people turned up for the talk held on Thurs 3 April. The event was held at the Redfern Town Hall and was organized by Bike Sydney and the City of Sydney Council. The convener of the event was David Borella of Bike Sydney.

Photo with Australian cycling historian Jim Fitzpatrick, author of 'Bicycle and the Bush', first published in 1980.
L-R: Andy W, John J, Jim Fitzpatrick, Lindsay M and Marc R.

Andy enjoying photos of DHBC racing from the 1950s and 1960s.


DHBC historians explaining the intricacies of vintage bikes

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