After the Austral’s over After the track is clear – Straighten my nose and shoulders, Help them to find my ear. This is an ode to the 1897 Austral, the world’s oldest extant track bike race, that I read in Jim Fitzpatrick’s new book, Wheeling Matilda. This is Jim’s fourth book on Australian cycling history, and Wheeling Matilda is probably the best all-encompassing cycling history written about this country. It’s relatively easy to do ‘a’ cycling history. Sports cycling in Australia has always been popular; we’ve won 49 Olympic medals in cycling, as well as one Tour de France, so […]
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