Australia's first bikes
The first bicycles arrived in the colonies in the 1860s and Australians were quick to embrace this new technology. By the late 1890s, the 'safety' bicycle offered people a cheaper and more comfortable ride and the cycling craze had taken hold. Riding schools and touring clubs formed and cycle racing became a big business.
Freewheeling tracks the arrival of velocipedes, penny-farthings and the revolutionary safety bicycle. It also features the story of Harry Clarke's passion for his vintage penny-farthing, 'Black Bess'.