Percy Armstrong (award discontinued at end of 2010-11 riding season)
Successfully complete rides of 50, 100, 150 and 200 km within one season.
Who was Percy Armstrong?
Percy Armstrong after cycling 3200km with a mate on solid tyred cycles in about six weeks on back roads and stock routes in 1893, was offered a new bike with pneumatic tyres by a Sydney bicycle agent. After an eventful journey he broke the previous Sydney to Melbourne record of five days 16 hours by arriving in Melbourne in four days three and three-quarter hours after riding 930 km averaging 222km a day. He was Australia's first transcontinental cyclist and his record remained unbroken for five years.
Alan William Baker