Even national heroes have close calls on the roads. Imagine being the fool who took out Anna Meares? Fortunately the legend of Aussie track cycling lives to ride another day.
As someone who’s had a melanoma himself, this is a pretty disturbing photo. Maybe the makers (and wearers) of mesh jerseys need to rethink things. I can foresee lawsuits in years to come, where riders seek damages from the UCI and/or team management for providing them with unsafe working equipment and conditions. Look what’s happening … More Burning issue for riders
It’s hard to beat a good infographic. This one’s about bike safety. Sure, it’s not Australian but no doubt plenty of this stuff is pretty relevant here all the same. Worth a read.
Given we can’t all up and move to the Netherlands, improving on-road safety for Australian cyclists is a complicated issue. With decades of cultural inertia and car-focussed infrastructure to be overcome, there is no silver bullet. No one thing will solve all the problems; certainly not one that can be implemented quickly and inexpensively in … More Selling understanding
For all of his loopiness Michael was right. It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white. You know why? Because life isn’t black or white. It’s grey. Especially when it comes to cycling. I’ve been involved in a couple of very interesting debates over the last few weeks concerning cycling safety. One to do with … More Shades of grey
If you want to create a tsunami of frenzied online commentary, just run a story on road cyclists. Doesn’t matter what the angle is. It could be about a near-fatal accident or a recent ad campaign. Bicycle registration or mandatory helmets. You could be a vehement objector or a passionate supporter. Just post your article … More Open to debate
The Amy Gillett Foundation is calling for action to amend the Australian Road Rules to legislate that drivers allow a minimum of 1 metre when overtaking bike riders on the road. Carbon Addiction is wholeheartedly behind this important safety campaign. If you haven’t signed up your support as yet, please do. For all of our … More A metre matters
Don’t try this at home, kids.
Interesting article doing the rounds, based on research conducted with 2061 Aussie cyclists. Some good stuff in here, pleasingly devoid of the sensationalism that typically accompanies cycling safety articles in the mainstream press. Seeing red: why cyclists ride through traffic lights.