Ride Safety

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: