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What Will We Be Riding In 2112?

The bicycle is one of those rare inventions that seems to have arrived on the scene fully formed. Take a quick glance at a bicycle from a century ago and in size and shape it won’t seem all that much different from a modern bike – the old familiar diamond-shaped frame, wheels, handlebars, saddle, pneumatic…

Banjo Paterson & Mulga Bill’s Bicycle

Light the candles, break out the tinnies. Today is Banjo Paterson’s birthday – born on this date in 1864, at ‘Narrambla’, near Orange, in rural New South Wales. For those of you who are not Australian, or haven’t had the pleasure of living down there, and don’t immediately recognise the name, Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson is Australia’s national poet, the man who gave the world Waltzing Matilda, and a rich swag of iconic Australian ballads such as The Man from Snowy River and Clancy of the Overflow, and, for those of us of the cycling persuasion, Mulga Bill’s Bicycle.