Road Safety & Rules
We want Great Cycle Challenge to be a fun, fit and enjoyable challenge for everyone, so it’s important for all participants to ride safely throughout the event and obey the road rules.
Here are some tips to help you have a safe month of riding:
- Cyclists must obey all road rules in their respective state/territory at all times, including stopping at traffic signals, stop signs and giving way at intersections.
- Keep to the left and ride at least one metre clear of the kerb and parked cars.
- Keep an eye out for car doors which might be open in front of you.
- Wear bright clothing to ensure you’re visible to other road users.
- If riding at dawn/dusk or night time, ensure you use a white front light and red rear light placed in a visible location so other road users can see you.
- Never assume a driver has seen you and look closely for other vehicles at intersections.
- Avoid riding in an erratic manner – always follow a straight line.
- Use hand signals to show your intention to turn or change lanes.
- Ensure you’re wearing an approved helmet at all times while in motion.
- Do not – under any circumstance – hold on to another moving vehicle to be towed by it.
- Great Cycle Challenge is a personal challenge, not a race, so ensure you ride within your abilities – both physically and skill level.
Know the rules...
For more information on cycling safety, refer to your local state government or roads authority information at one of the links below: