Bicycle historian Brett Richardson, Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe and South Burnett Mayor Brett Otto at the museum opening in Blackbutt on Saturday morning (Photo: SBRC)

November 8, 2021

A museum documenting the history of bicycles was officially opened in Blackbutt on Saturday morning.

Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe did the honours after a “penny stack” of penny farthing pushbikes gathered near the Roy Emerson Museum.

The Bicycle Museum and Construction School, next to the Uniting Church, is the brainchild of bicycle enthusiast Brett Richardson.

Access is via the Rail Trail only.

Not only can visitors learn about the history of cycling, they can also “build their own” at the new centre.

“This is the only place in the world you can do this and it’s right on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail in the South Burnett,” Minister Hinchliffe said.

Brett recently moved to the South Burnett after retiring from TAFE Queensland where he taught for almost 20 years.

He is probably best known in the cycling world for his Berretto pushbike frames which he hand-made in Brisbane.

Brett decided to set up his business in Blackbutt due to its proximity to the popular rail trail.

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Minister Hinchliffe then travelled to Murgon where he discussed tourism with South Burnett Mayor Brett Otto, Cr Kirstie Schumacher, Cr Kathy Duff and members of the local tourism organisation, Visit South Burnett

“Discussions with the Minister were very productive,” Mayor Otto said.

He said Minister Hinchliffe outlined the range of State Government programs available to support regional tourism.

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Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe with Mayor Brett Otto, Cr Kathy Duff, Cr Kirstie Schumacher and members of Visit South Burnett in Murgon on Saturday (Photo: SBRC)
The “penny stack” of penny farthing pushbikes in Blackbutt on Saturday morning ahead of the opening of the museum (Photo: Stirling Hinchliffe)

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables

 

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