Almanac Cycling – Self-confessed ratbag Jim Coyle

What is it about old time amateur sportspeople?


Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia” is a travelling exhibition by the National Museum of Australia.

It is running at Scienceworks in Spotswood, Melbourne, over the summer.




Jim Coyle’s jersey and trophies are a part of the collection.


Read about Jim, self-confessed ratbag, and his collection here.




Jim Coyle (second from right) cooling off with fellow riders during the Veteran Cyclists Marathon Tour from Geeveston, Tasmania, to Brisbane, Queensland, a 20-day stage race of more than 3000 kilometres, 1986. National Museum of Australia [click to enlarge]




  1. A great yarn. Sounds like a cracking fellow.

  2. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says:

    Looks a bit like Singo

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