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Cycling in Australia

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By Daniel Oakman
08 Sep 2014
News of the fight spread quickly. A bike had been stolen and the culprit discovered. That was all anyone at my high school needed to...

The Strange Case of Professor Tipper: cyclist extraordinaire

By Daniel Oakman
16 Jul 2014
In what must surely rate as one of the most bizarre career choices in Australian history, Alfred Henry Tipper, a 6 ft 2 inches tall...

A horse tricycle and SO much more…!

By Karolina Kilian
03 Jul 2014
The Museum recently acquired a single family’s impressive collection of nearly 350 toys and we are marking the arrival with the display of one of the...

Explore the role of the bicycle in Australia. Tour our website to learn more about our nation’s cycling stories and important cycling objects, and to join the conversation about the bike’s past, present and future.

Cadel Evans riding in the 2008 Tour de France. Photo: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images.

Cadel Evans cycling collection

A road bike and a mountain bike owned by the champion cyclist.
studio portrait of two children with tricycle


Follow the development of our new travelling exhibition, touring Australia from 2014.

Australian Natives - The Bicycle Road Race postcard

Get involved

More on our collections appeal and other ways you can show your support.

Malvern Star: the cycle of Opperman advertising poster

Oppy: The Human Motor

Sir Hubert Opperman and endurance cycling in Australia: curator's talk.

Two women riding bicycles

About the project

Sharing stories about our cycling collections.

Side view of a woman's bike

Cycling objects

Highlights from the National Museum's collection.


People and the Environment

Cycling in Australia is part of the National Museum's People and the Environment program. Discover more stories about people's relationships with Australia's natural and built environments on our People and the Environment website.