Sound and vision
Sir Hubert Opperman
Curator Daniel Oakman reflects on why the man known as 'Oppy' became a national hero, and how his cycling feats transformed popular understandings of human endurance.
Curator Carol Cooper talks about Ernie Old and the Malvern Star bicycle in the National Museum's collection.
The Spokesman cycling video
A short film portrait of James Macdonald, an enigmatic collector of bicycles who hopes the cycles he has collected from each developmental epoch will be preserved for future generations. Film by Dean Saffron.
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.