What makes the Austral Wheel Race so special?

This Saturday, the 20th of December, Melbourne will play host to 2014’s second running of the famous Austral Wheel Race – the first in 2014 was won by Japan’s Minori Shimmura on March 1st. Craig Fry’s piece for us back in March covered the history of the world’s oldest track race. In this follow up […]

Danny Clark making a comeback at the Austral

Cycling great Danny Clark, 63, has confirmed that he will be a starter for the 117th edition of the Austral Wheelrace. Clark is a four time world champion on the track and silver medallist from the 1972 Munich Olympics. He is also one of the most successful riders in six-day racing in the 1970s and […]


The Austral Wheel Race: the world’s oldest track race

This Saturday, March 1, the Darebin International Sports Centre in Melbourne will play host to the 116th edition of the Austral Wheel Race. It is regarded by many as Australia’s greatest track cycling event, and is the world’s oldest track race. To get you ready for the 2014 Austral, Craig Fry delves into the archives […]


113th Austral Wheelrace

On Saturday night the 113th edition of the Austral Wheelrace was held. Whoever said that track is dead was sadly mistaken. This was exactly the boost that Australian track cycling needed to show that it was alive and well. I have no doubts that it reinvigorated people with the sport. I for one will be […]


The World’s Oldest Running Race – The Austral

Shane Perkins (2009 winner) will be the scratchman to watch. If the backmen can collude early and reel in the front markers, it will be an exciting sprint finish! Photo courtesy fyxomatosis As I’ve said a many times before, I’m continuously fascinated by Australia’s cycling history. If you haven’t already, I’d highly recommend picking up […]


More Track To Come!

There’s another track event coming up that hasn’t been publicized as much as the recent UCI Track World Cup.  The Austral Wheelrace is being held as the main event of Revolution 5 this Wednesday, December 16th here in Melbourne at Hisense Arena. This is another cycling event that’s deeply entrenched in Australia’s history.   Can you […]