Iris Bent

Iris Bent


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.

Sir Hubert Opperman

Iris Bent


Iris Bent is considered one of Australian cycling’s first female heroes. Beginning her career in 1945, the Victorian won 16 Australian titles on the road and track, and was crowned the Champion-of-Champions three times at the Nationals including sweeping the 1951 titles. “I am very humbled, I didn’t think it would ever happen to me,” said the spritely Dixon, who at 85, still rides three times a week. “I didn’t realise at the time that I was a trailblazer, I just raced.”