Albany Bicycle Users Group and the WA Historical Cycle Club, with support from the City of Albany and Impulse Cycles will be hosting an author’s talk ‘Wheeling Matilda: A History of Australian Cycling’ by Jim Fitzpatrick on Thursday 23 July 6.30 – 8.00pm at the Civic Room, City of Albany, North Road.
Entry is a gold coin and light supper will be provided. The author will also be available for book signing, following the talk.
Jim Fitzpatrick has a B.A. from the University of California and a Ph.D. from the Australian National University. He has published numerous articles in popular and professional journals on a wide range of subjects: education, geography, history, cycling, health, and urban planning.
He is Australia's premier cycling historian, and author of four internationally noted cycling histories, each of which has broken new ground in the field. His first book The Bicycle and the Bush: A Study of Man, Machine and Milieu (Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1980), was specifically cited in the 1981 Judges’ Report of the Australian National Book Council Awards; was among the 18 finalists from which the Book of the Year was selected; and was chosen by The Canberra Times as one of the ten best books of the year.