Cycling award for Hubert Opperman, 1930. The Malvern Star Sydney to Melbourne Road Race was 700 miles (1126.5 km) long and occurred over 5 stages between the 20th and 25th of October. This sash commemorated the fifth stage - Shepparton to Melbourne (181 miles). Presented by ABC.

Throughout the race, many riders (including Percy Osbourne) sustained significant injuries. Competitiors included Muaclair (France), Lamb, Nicholson, R. Johnson and J. Bidot (France).

There was also a visible interplay between the French tactics (sticking together in groups) and the Australian tactics (to ride with whomever is fastest or in the right position). This was difficult, but no lasting acrimony occurred between cyclists.

The crowds for this race were enormous, with 8,000 alone congregating later at the Bendigo stage/checkpoint.

Physical Description

Broad red sash with faded lettering. Metallic silver coloured fringe. Sash badge is sewn in place. The sash badge includes a miniature representation of an A.B.C. speaker affixed to a flat shield.

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