Australian cycling has a rich history comprising of some of the oldest races in the world and international success dating back more than 100 years.
The Cycling Australia Hall of Fame has been established to recognise the outstanding achievements of the true greats of Australian cycling.
They are the “best of the best” who, through their achievements, have made an enduring or significant contribution to cycling. Induction into the Cycling Australia Hall of Fame is a public acknowledgement of their extraordinary feats.
A Cycling Australia Hall of Fame Committee selects riders and/or officials whose induction into the Hall of Fame takes place at the annual Cycling Australia Awards.
The first Para-cyclist to be inducted into the Hall of Fame will be Queensland’s Chris Scott, who represented Australia in cycling at four consecutive Paralympic Games. Scott, claimed 10 Paralympic cycling medals, including six gold medals and was named as captain of the Australian Paralympic team in 2004. “It feels surreal to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. I grew up idolising people like Sir Hubert Opperman and Sid Patterson who are not just legends of Australian cycling but the cycling worldwide,” said Scott. “To be the first Para-cyclist to be inducted represents recognition for the years of dedication I have given to the sport and, to honour someone who has achieved in this arena, represents the respect Cycling Australia gives to Para-cycling events.”