Sound and vision
Is cycling normal?
Curator and cyclist Daniel Oakman explores the history of the bicycle and the resurgence of cycling in Australia and across the world.
Australians dream of speed
Seminar by Professor Angelina Russo, University of Canberra and Dr Steven Fleming, University of Tasmania
Can you imagine a city where the car isn’t the dominant mode of transport?
Listen to a challenging talk about how to reimagine our cities in ways that use bicycles to make them convenient, inclusive, efficient and fast!
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.