Join historian and History Council of NSW member Dr Marc Rerceretnam as he recounts the days when cycling clubs first arrived in suburbs like Dulwich Hill. Popular with newly arrived Europeans, the sport quickly caught on with the locals. Marc will use the rarely seen archives of the Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club (recently donated to Inner West Library and History Services) to take audience members on a tour of when cycle racing was all the rage in the inner west.

The Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club has been part of the social fabric of the Inner West since 1908, playing a pivotal role in nurturing local sportspersons and acting as an active social network for youngsters. For a century, the club has cultivated a sense of community and helped foster a creative and healthy outlet for many for many in the area.

When: Tuesday 2 May 2017, 6:30-8:00pm.
Where: Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, 362-372 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill
Cost: Free – register online.
Contact: 02 9335 2222 or council@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

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Image: junior bikes in Centennial Park, 19 August 1936, Bruce Small, courtesy State Library of NSW.

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