‘Paving the Way’ is all about Australia’s cycling history. It is motivated by our concern that the rich past of Australian cycling has not been adequately preserved, and our belief in the importance of recording and sharing this history.
The bicycle and the people who have ridden it have made a major contribution to the cultural, social, and economic fabric of Australia for well over 100 years. The cyclists of yesteryear – male and female, the elite and the ordinary, on dirt, road, and track – really have paved the way for the riders of today.
This page isn’t just about the Olympic medals, the World Champions, the Tour jerseys, or the record holders. It’s also about the everyday people who have achieved interesting and extraordinary things on a bicycle.