Umberto 'Bert' Gigliotti

For those of you that have been into the shop in Thornbury, you would have noticed the photo's on the wall as you walk up the ramp. The subject of the pictures is Robert's dad Umberto Gigliotti. Bert was a professional cyclist here in Melbourne in the 50's after emigrating from Italy as a teenager. Bert is now in his 80's and is still going strong and living in Thornbury where he settled in the 60's to raise his family. Enjoy the photo's of Bert and if you are lucky enough to meet him one day in the shop we know you will enjoy his colourful stories of racing in an era when the sport of cycling was supreme in Victoria.