We want Great Cycle Challenge to be a fun, fit and enjoyable challenge for all participants, so it’s important for all participants to ride safely throughout the event.
Here are some tips to help you have a safe month of riding:
- Cyclist 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 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: