Ever wanted to go for a ride with a champion cyclist? Now’s your chance! Get immersed in a 360-degree bike ride with 11 time World Champion and dual Olympic Champion Anna Meares.
Use a Google Cardboard or your device to cycle with Anna as she takes you for a journey around her favourite riding spots, including a lap around the velodrome. Along the way Anna will share her riding tips and point out ways to be safe and be seen - so you can make every ride you take a safer one.
The majority of crashes between motorists and bike riders occur because the motorist didn't look for the bike rider.
One of the easiest ways to be seen is to wear light and bright visible clothing. Bright light, fluoro or hi-vis clothing with reflective straps and lights makes you much easier to spot and avoid.
As a bike rider you have the right to use roads, but with that right comes the responsibility to ride safely. It's important to ride your bike in a predicable manner. Avoid weaving in and out of parked cars. Always use clear hand signals when making turns.
Making eye contact with motorists is a wise way to tell if a motorist is aware of your presence.
Bike riders are more easily injured than car occupants in a crash. It is in your interest to make your presence known to keep safe.
The human eye is instinctively attracted to movement. That’s why emergency vehicles have flashing lights- it gets them noticed.
Consider setting your front and rear bike lights to flash. The flashing attracts attention to your position on the road. Flashing lights are effective day and night.
Extra lights on your helmet [or clothing/backpack], and reflectors strips on your clothes, and backpack are a clever choice. These items are situated higher up on you and make you much more noticeable to motorists.
There's heaps more to learn about smart, safe bike riding.
MAC in conjunction with BikeSA run a road safety workshop for individuals and businesses to increase awareness about safe riding. Book a session today at email@example.com or phone 8168 9909
Brush up on your knowledge and download the official road rules.
It's amazing to learn how many people are getting into riding these days. But with so many of us on the road, there's a flip side. On average 3 riders die and more than 500 are injured on South Australian roads each year -- at a cost of over $20million in Compulsory Third Party insurance.
The Santos Tour Down Under is the perfect place to promote the 'Be Safe, Be Seen' campaign. The aim of the campaign is to promote a safer mind-set amongst riders and motorists. At the end of the day we don't want anyone seriously hurt or killed on our roads. We want a safer riding community for all.