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Cadel Evans' Ridley 'Helium' road bicycle

Aerial vision of the National Capital Tour cycling event

Spectacular aerial views from day one of the National Capital Tour elite-level cycling event at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

Recorded on 20 September 2013 using an unmanned aerial camera platform fitted with a gyro-stabilised video camera.


Cadel Evans bike display

A Ridley 'Helium' road bicycle ridden by Cadel Evans was on show in the Hall at the National Museum of Australia to coincide with the National Capital Tour cycling event. The bicycle was ridden by Evans during the 2008 Tour de France, when he held the coveted leader's yellow jersey for five stages, and finished second overall. This was the first time the bike had been on public display at the Museum.

A group of cyclists on a road take a lefthand turn.Two spectators stand at the far side of the road, and mountains form a backdrop in the distance.
Riding a Ridley Helium road bike, and wearing the yellow jersey, Cadel Evans descends amid the peloton during Stage 12 of the 2008 Tour de France from Lavelanet to Narbonne. Photo: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images.
Side view of a Ridley 'Helium' racing bike, with black, red and whilte livery.
Ridley Helium road bicycle belonging to Cadel Evans and ridden in the 2008 Tour de France. National Museum of Australia. Photo: George Serras.

The National Capital Tour

Part of the Subaru National Road Series, the National Capital Tour took place in and around Canberra over the three days from 20 September to 22 September 2013. This is an elite-level cycling event with riders competing at the highest level on the Australian racing circuit.

Visit the National Capital Tour website for more details

Learn more about Australia’s cycling history

The Museum is currently exploring Australia’s cycling heritage through a new project, Cycling in Australia.

Visit Cycling in Australia to discover collections and stories, follow the development of our forthcoming cycling exhibition and find out how you can get involved.