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.
3 out of every 4 crashes between motorists and bike riders are deemed to be at the fault of the motorist. The most common crash reason given by motorists is that they simply did not look for the bike rider or misjudged their speed.
As drivers we need to be aware of bike riders on the road. When we are driving we need to check for a rider’s presence as we would other cars and pedestrians.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8168 9909
The majority of crashes involving motorists and bike riders involve the rider being hit from the side, by a car that is turning.
When turning left or right remember there could be another lane - the bike lane.
The most common type of motorist and rider crash is when the motorist fails to give way to a bike rider when turning right.
Sometimes bike riders will travel two abreast on the road. This gives them greater size, making them more visible on the road and therefore safer. Riding abreast is done to protect bike riders and is legal.
Show patience when approaching riders two abreast on the road, and overtake only when safe. Leave a minimum of around one metre between yourself and the riders when passing.
When your car has stopped you still need to look out for cyclists. If you're parked on the side of a street always check your side mirrors and look behind you before opening a door. Bike riders will be travelling in the bike lane or next to parked cars.
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.