Cycling in Australia

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Country Australia
Governing body Cycling Australia
National team Australia
Nickname(s) Cyclones
International competitions

Cycling in Australia is a common form of recreation. In 2012, for the thirteenth year running, bicycle sales in Australia have outpaced car sales.[1]


Australia hosts the Tour Down Under which is the only UCI World Tour event in the southern hemisphere. Australians place strongly in cycling at the Olympic Games, UCI World Championships and other international events.

See also: the categories Australian cyclists and Cycle racing in Australia.


Many Australians ride a bike for recreation or commuting. There are a number of trails and shared paths in the major cities.

One Danish cyclist, Thomas Andersen, who had cycled around the world for four years in 2014, singled out Sydney as being the worst city for cyclists. [2][undue weight? ]

National bodies[edit]

  • Audax Australia, long distance road cycling
  • Bicycle Network is Australia's largest cycling membership organisations (45,000 members, 2015)[3] with offices in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.[4]
  • Cycling Australia[5] - the national administrative body responsible for the sport of cycling in Australia[6]
  • Cycling Promotion Fund [7]

State Bodies[edit]


  • Amy Gillett Foundation[9] - a charity to promote safe cycling in Australia[10]

Political Parties[edit]


  • Treadlie Magazine[11] - a magazine for bike lovers[12]
  • Bicycling Australia Magazine[13] - a Christian cycling magazine[14]


The Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards, an initiative of the Cycling Promotion Fund, have been held annually since 2002.[15]


  1. ^ Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure (15 November 2013), Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure Communiqué (PDF), p. 4, archived from the original (PDF) on 27 November 2013 
  2. ^ Emma Reynolds (8 December 2014), "Australia ‘world’s worst place for cyclists’, says Danish rider who’s circled the globe", (News Limited) 
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  5. ^ Cycling Australia, Cycling Australia, Cycling Australia, retrieved 27 November 2013 
  6. ^ Cycling Australia, About Cycling Australia, Cycling Australia, archived from the original on 27 November 2013 
  7. ^ Cycling Promotion Fund, CPF News, Cycling Promotion Fund, retrieved 27 November 2013 
  8. ^ "West Cycle - our history". NCLS Research. West Cycle. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  9. ^ Amy Gillett Foundation, Amy Gillett Foundation: Safe together, Amy Gillett Foundation, retrieved 27 November 2013 
  10. ^ Amy Gillett Foundation, About AGF, Amy Gillett Foundation, archived from the original on 2 May 2013 
  11. ^ Treadlie Magazine, Treadlie magazine, Green Press P/L, retrieved 27 November 2013 
  12. ^ Treadlie Magazine, About Us, Green Press P/L, archived from the original on 27 November 2013 
  13. ^ Bicycling Australia Magazine, Bicycling Australia, Lake Wangary Publishing Co, retrieved 27 November 2013 
  14. ^ Bicycling Australia Magazine, Welcome to Bicycling Australia, Lake Wangary Publishing Co, archived from the original on 23 August 2013 
  15. ^ Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards, Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards booklets, Cycling Promotion Fund, archived from the original on 27 July 2013 

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