TLF ID R2794
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 velocipede. The competitors are watched by a large number of spectators. The print is from a wood engraving by artist Samuel Calvert.