|Joyce Barry, all-round cycling champion of NSW, 1936|
Joyce Barry, from Australia, must have been a natural all-round athlete as well as a champion cyclist in 1936. I really like the text on the reverse side: "Cycling on my 'Malvern Star' in the fresh open air keeps me slim and ensures that delightful bloom which no cosmetic could impart." Apparently her well-proportioned weight of 11 stone was admirably distributed over an athletic yet essentially feminine frame.
We have quite a few cyclists in our family. They enjoy riding long trails, riding to work, mountain biking and riding just for fun at a more liesurely pace. We have one family member who is blind and competed in cycling events at the paralympics. And we even young grandchildren who enjoy riding to school and at the local playground. But I'm not posting photos of any of them.
I've chosen instead some photos taken in one back yard at Kerang over several decades, posed photos of family members. And in the background the bicycles are leaning on various garden constructions, unnoticed by the photographers.
|Shirley Phelan with Phil, Alan, Shelley and Kay.|
|Kay Phelan on the scooter, Phil and Alan in the background.|
|Renee McCasker with Jane, Lorraine Phelan with Kerrie.|
|And finally, Shelley and Fiona on a tandem made by Alan.|
I suggest you take a trip over to Sepia Saturday to see some more cyclists.