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Sir Hubert Opperman's Malvern Star

At a time when dirt tracks made up 1,600km of the 4,402km route from Fremantle to Sydney one rider without peer established a record of 13 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes for the journey. Sir Hubert Opperman’s career had many other highlights but this was a ride that captured the imagination of a nation.

A fascinating review by Warren Meade of Ride Cycling Review (originally published April 2007) looking at a replica of the bike he used for the epic adventure in 1937.



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