Seems like a good time to repost this story from last year. Still agree with everything in it. Fewer stereotypes and greater tolerance/awareness hold the key to a safer and more harmonious future on Australian roads. For all road users. Apologies for having a little rant here everyone. But with the new cycling laws coming … More Mutterings of another bloody cyclist
I don’t know Thomas Kerr at all. He may be a wonderful guy, or a complete knuckle head. I wouldn’t have the foggiest either way. What I do know is earlier today, in a decision with ramifications far greater than his individual case, he was sentenced in the Downing Centre District Court to spend at … More Opinion: A line in the sand
The following article was actually slated to appear in the upcoming issue of Bicycling Australia. But as sometimes happens, there were too many articles and not enough pages. It’s a fair bit longer than the usual posts here, but if you’ve ever tried to get a handle on exactly what is happening in the Sunshine State … More The who, what & why of QLD’s cycling safety trials
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more passionate defender of cyclists’ rights as road users than yours truly. But upon seeing the deeply disturbing CCTV footage (link below) from the latest cycling fatality in Sydney, all I can say is feel very sorry for the bus driver involved who now lives the rest of … More Tragedies waiting to happen
Slow news day? Looking to boost your page views, perhaps? No problem. Just run a story on a cyclist being hit by a car – ideally with a provocative headline that may or may not reflect the actual piece itself – then sit back and watch social media go into a Chernobyl-esque meltdown. And, hey, … More Death, taxes and hyper-sensitive cyclists
The simple laws of probability suggest the more time we spend riding bikes, the more likely it is we’re going to fall off. Rumour has it this even happens…wait for it….in the Netherlands (insert disbelieving gasp here). Perhaps it will be our own fault. Perhaps not. Either way hopefully it will be largely innocuous, denting little … More A hard case: should helmets be law?
Fair to say in the last 72 hours there’s been an avalanche of comment and debate resulting from the shocking bike/car incidents in Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide in recent days – not to mention Monday’s taxi dooring in Melbourne. Social media trolls aside, if anything good is to come of these incidents, here’s the thing. … More Now what?
I use Shimano pedals. No particular reason other than that’s what my first road bike came with, and inertia is a powerful force. I’ve been told on many an occasion I should try switching to Speedplay, which may well be good advice. But after touching down at the Tour Down Under in Adelaide last week, … More Pedal Power
Sponsored by Jaguar, it’s a safe bet Team Sky has the best cars in the peloton. But it also has the best bus. Everyone on the WorldTour knows it, including the riders themselves. In the high pressure world of pro cycling, is there a pecking order dictating who sits where on the black beauty, otherwise … More Who sits where on the Death Star?
Another pretty graphic demonstration of just how vulnerable cyclists are on the open roads, sent in by Daz (via Waz). Even the most well-meaning motorists who want to do the right thing can’t if they don’t see you. Be careful out there people.