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Riding gear

Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia

Riding gear

Freewheeling features some of the gear, optional and necessary, that makes riding more practical and comfortable. There are also special objects such as a beret worn by Hubert Opperman as a tribute to the support he received from the French people in the 1920s.
  • A blue grey beret
    Hubert Opperman's beret, 1928
  • Commonwealth Jubilee Loyalty Ride bike identity tag, 1951
    Jubilee Loyalty Ride tag, 1951
  • A yellow plastic helmet that has a black nylon chin strap with a metal fastener. The left chin strap is missing.
    Stackhat protective helmet, 1982
  • Two Carradice cycling panniers.
    Greg Cunningham's panniers, 1990
  • A cycling jersey which consists of a quarter zip t-shirt that is yellow down the front. The t-shirt has a green collar with green and yellow sleeves. Down the left and right side of the t-shirt is a red stripe with 'AUSTRALIA' printed in black and white within the stripe. Featured across the front of the t-shirt are various white stars, a black outline of a kangaroo and text that reads 'PARIS / BREST / PARIS / 2003'. The text is blue, white, and red in colour. The front right side of the t-shirt has a 'GIRAMONDO' logo that is green, white, red and black in colour.
    Greg Cunningham's jersey, 2003–07
  • A stump bucket mould which is used as a attachment for a para-cycling track racing bicycle. The stump bucket consists of two carbon fibre bucket shaped moulds that are brown in colour. One mould is inserted into the other mould and a metal rod is attached to the lower bucket.
    Michael Milton's stump bucket, 2008
  • Carbon fibre leg brace with velcro straps and a shoe worn by Australian Paralympic cycling champion, Sue Powell.
    Sue Powell's leg brace, 2009
  • A green and yellow speedsuit with a zip half way down the front. On the front, top, right side of the speedsuit are five yellow stars and on the front, top, left side is a Australian coat of arms with the text 'AUSTRALIAN PARALYMIC TEAM / LONDON 2012' beneath it. Down the left leg of the speedsuit is the text 'AUSTRALIA' which is yellow in colour.
    Sue Powell's skinsuit, 2012
  • A bicycle helmet with green and yellow patterns throughout. Printed at the top centre of the helmet is an Australian flag and at the back of the helmet on either side feature two boxing kangaroos.
    Caroline Buchanan's helmet, 2012
  • An Australian Olympic uniform that consists of pants and a top.
    Caroline Buchanan's uniform, 2012