Daniel Oakman is a museum curator, historian and bike rider. He has curated exhibitions about bicycles, cars, cities and urban design; including Freewheeling, a ground-breaking travelling exhibition on cycling in Australia. As a writer, he is best known as the author of Oppy, the gripping biography of Australia's greatest endurance cyclist, Sir Hubert Opperman. He lives in Canberra with his partner Cecilie and a dog called Gilbert.
To cross Australia on a bicycle, piercing the very heart of the continent, facing dangers, someknown and more unknown -- it was the very thing. -- Jerome Murif, Australian cyclist, 1897