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Bicycling

Join this Vicfix campaign to lead historic cycling articles over the finish line

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About  bicycling

Bicycling became a popular activity for young people in the late 19th century, thanks to affordable improvements in technology and design.

Young men took to pedalling through Victoria on cycle tours and competing in local competitions. By contrast lady cyclists, as they were known, attracted fierce publicity. The women-only Austral Wheeling Club formed in 1895 to advance the cause of women cyclists.

Historic newspapers reported on contemporary cycling issues including suburban race results, developments in bike technology and the polarising presence of women on bikes. 

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  • Choose an article listed below and click through to correct it on Trove (see our How-to guide).
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Bicycling tournament at the Exhibition Building, wood engraving, Alfred Martin Ebsworth, Melbourne, 1882

Bicycling

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