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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
  • 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