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Olympic 'Superbike', 1997

This is the white Olympic 'Superbike', a carbon fibre and metal racing bicycle built in 1997. The mass of the bike is 5 kg.

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Britax Integra bicycle helmet, 1991

This is a 'Britax Integra' bicycle helmet designed by Peter Bailey Engineering in 1988 and made by Britax Child-Care Products in 1991. The helmet has a blue and white plastic shell with ventilation spaces, a white foam inner and black chin straps. The helmet is accompanied by a cardboard box, a brochure, three replacement ...

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Cycling hat, c1930-39

This is a dark khaki coloured hat that appears to be made of canvas. It includes a stiffened peak and chin strap with buckle. It fits snugly over and around the ears. The hat is 38 cm long, 23 cm wide and 28 cm high.

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Ruth Williams, Joan Towns and Kath Richardson riding their bikes to Ferntree Gully, 1940

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ruth Williams, Joan Towns and Kath Richardson with their bicycles, just outside Ferntree Gully, in 1940. These young women used to go riding along Burwood Road for outings. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Leather bicycle helmet, c1930s

This is a leather bicycle helmet, lined in navy felt, made about 1930-39. An attached label reads '7/6 ea'. It is part of the Simpson's Gloves Collection at Museum Victoria. The helmet is 12.5 cm long x 28.0 cm wide x 12.5 cm high.

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Bikes, cameras and cystic fibrosis

What does it take to remain active and optimistic despite having a serious physical condition? Michael McMahon's photo story shows us that cystic fibrosis hasn't stopped him doing what he loves best. A proud resident of Warrnambool in Victoria, and with a strong family network around him, he is living life to the fullest. ...

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Hubert Opperman cycling across Australia

This is a photograph of Hubert Opperman on one of his long-distance rides across Australia. Behind him on a dirt track is a support vehicle.

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A young postal worker on a bicycle, 1936

This is a black-and-white photograph of a uniformed New South Wales junior postal officer who delivered telegrams on his bicycle.

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'First velocipede race on the Melbourne Cricket Ground', 1869

This is a black-and-white print that depicts the first velocipede (bicycle) race held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 1869. The race was contested by three riders, two of whom are shown astride their velocipedes, cycling past two men. The third competitor, who is depicted on the right of the print, rides a three-wheeled ...

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Penny-farthing bicycle, c1888

This is a penny-farthing, or high-wheel bicycle, built in Melbourne by H Bassett and Co in the late 1880s. Called 'The Victory', it has a 142-cm diameter front wheel and a smaller rear wheel, both with solid rubber tyres. The pedals are fixed directly to the axle of the front wheel. The leather seat sits on a 'cradle spring' ...

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Hubert Opperman bicycles

These two racing bicycles were used by the champion Australian cyclist, Hubert Opperman, in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The one on the right with red handles is a classic road-racing bicycle. The one on the left with grey handles has been made for 'motor-pacing', a type of track racing. Both were manufactured by Bruce ...

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George Burston's granddaughter describes his 'world tour', 2006

This is a sound recording of Geraldine McFarlane, granddaughter of George William Burston, describing Burston's 1888-89 'world tour' by bicycle with a companion, Harry Stokes. McFarlane outlines the route they took from Melbourne to London, pedalling much of the way on 'penny-farthing' or high-wheeled bicycles, and describes ...

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Zou ba! Sports: favourite sports

Find out how to ask someone which sport they most like to play. This includes sports such as rollerblading, surfing and bike riding. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Calendars: activities

Explore how to ask someone what day they will be playing a sport or doing an activity. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.