Category: Paving the Way: Australian Cycling History

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Attempting the Oppy 24-Hour Record

On Saturday 15 March, CyclingTips' resident historian Craig Fry was part of a team that attempted the Australian Audax Flèche Opperman 24...

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

This Saturday, December 17th, the Hisense Arena in Melbourne will play host to the 119th edition of the Austral Wheel Race and 2017 Austr...

The Sun Tour: Australia's oldest stage race

With the 2014 edition of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour now underway, CyclingTips' resident historian Craig Fry takes a look back at Australia...

Riding through history: the 1956 Olympic road race

In the early hours of Saturday December 7 2013, 12 riders set out from the Melbourne Cricket Ground to re-trace the original Broadmeadows...

Wheeling Matilda: The Story of Australian Cycling

Jim Fitzpatrick is widely regarded as one of Australia's foremost cycling historians and now the US-born writer has revealed his latest b...

Tour of Bright: a legend two decades in the making

Hundreds of cyclists will descend on the Victorian alpine town of Bright this weekend for the 20th edition of the Tour of Bright. Compare...

Where are they now? – Matt Bazzano

Years before we used Bitcoins to pay our iTunes account, cycling fans in Australia rarely saw the world’s best cyclists. Race results dri...

Grafton to Inverell: the hardest one-day race in Australia?

The 53rd Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic will run this Saturday October 26 as the final race in the men's National Road Series. This 22...

The long history of the Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic

The 98th edition of the famous Melbourne to Warrnambool one-day classic will be held this Saturday, October 12. It is Australia’s oldest ...

The end of the Goulburn to Sydney Cycling Classic?

The Goulburn to Sydney Cycling Classic, one of Australia’s oldest road races, was supposed to be running this weekend but has been cancel...

John Beasley -- Australia’s oldest living Tour de France rider

As you prepare to cheer on the Australian cyclists in the 100th edition of the Tour de France, spare a thought for the pioneers who went ...

Where Are They Now? Scott Sunderland

In this instalment of Where Are They Now?, Jamie Jowett catches up with one of the legends of Australian cycling, a man who made a mark a...

Finnigan's 1898 Austral Win And The Birth of Malvern Star Bicycles

This Saturday evening the 115th Austral Wheelrace will take place at DISC Velodrome in Melborne. It's one of the oldest standing bike rac...

Where Are They Now? "Bulldog" Besanko

With the 117-year old Melbourne to Warrnambool being raced tomorrow I thought it would be appropriate to pay tribute to one of the races ...

Where are they now? | Clyde Sefton

“Racing is licking your opponent’s plate clean before starting on your own”, said Tim Krabbe in his iconic cycling novel The Rider. Kevin...

The Madison - Part Of Australia's Cycling Heritage

Summer is upon us and for many cyclists and enthusiasts track season is here. For over 30 years the Madison has been a mainstay of Austra...

Where Are They Now - Micheal Wilson

"If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can...

Where Are They Now? Danny Clark

Danny Clark’s racing career started as a 13 year old in Launceston, with a win in a junior Thursday night race out of town and back. Pret...

Where Are They Now? Peter McDonald

I remember racing the 2009 National Road Titles in Buninyong. It was the who's who of Australian cycling with a lineup of of WorldTour ri...

Where Are They Now? Stephen Hodge

When I asked Stephen Hodge what he thought his biggest strength as a rider was, he told me it was his Time Trialling. As twice winner of ...

The History Of Café Racer

Café Racer is an icon of Australian cycling. It's not only a place where cyclists meet before and after their morning ride; it's a fundam...