The Truly Amazing History of Bicycling in Australia. **Please see late notice

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The Truly Amazing History of Bicycling in Australia. **Please see late notice

Time: October 27, 2012 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: St. Mary's Cathedral Square
Street: College Street, opp Hyde Park North.
City/Town: Sydney CBD
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Event Type: talk, tweed, retro, film
Organized By: Go! Alliance, Sydney Cyclist, The Spokespeople
Latest Activity: Oct 27, 2012

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Event Description

LATE NOTICE!! Jim's talk will now be from 7pm due to the films starting an hour later when the light is more suitable.

Go! Alliance in collaboration with Sydney Cyclist and the Sydney Bicycle Film Festival we are having a pre-film event about the truly amazing history of bicycling in Australia.  The presentation will be held at 6PM on the 27th of October at the site of the BFF at Cathedral Square and admission is included in the price of entry for the subsequent films in Program #5.

We will also have a short film and update of the future of the 1912 Satchel Ride.

We are inviting those who own a pre-1930 era bicycle to come and display it. 

Tweed or period costume also encouraged (but not mandatory) - dress up and help give the evening a really historical vibe. Maybe even meet shearers or other itinerant rural workers of days gone by....

Jim Fitzpatrick is Australia’s pre-eminent cycling historian. His previous publications include:  The Bicycle and The Bush: Man and Machine in Rural Australia , "The Bicycle in Wartime: an Illustrated History", and his latest work, titled Major Taylor in Australia, tells the phenomenal story of Taylor’s visits to Australia and the dastardly acts of some of his racist competitors.

Jim Fitzpatrick has kindly agreed to come to Sydney (from Queensland) and take us through the history and we are raising $350 to pay for his trip.  It would be great if you could contribute.  There are some (limited) additional incentives for those who contribute $50 or more.   Click here for more and the link.

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Comment by Common Old Garrwain on October 16, 2012 at 12:45am


For more info on this fascinating event, see also Omar's discussion.

Comment by Omar@Go! Alliance on October 26, 2012 at 4:19pm

Apparently now the hottest ticket in town!  Please note that the venue will open from 6 PM but the presentation is now from 7:00!  Food and drink available as is bike parking.  See you there?


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