Get on your bike this March!
Have you wanted to try cycling in a safe and fun environment?
Western Australians of all ages have been encouraged to try cycling or get back on their bike as part of Bike Week 2019
between 15 and 24 March.
Bike Week, an initiative of the Department of Transport and WestCycle, is described as an opportunity for people to get involved in their local bike riding community, riding to work or school or joining friends for a social ride on the weekend.
Bike Week events have been organised from Albany in the south to Karratha in the north and across the Perth metropolitan area, including bicycle maintenance workshops and bike tune-ups, organised community and family rides and events for those who haven’t been on a bike in a while.
The Road Safety Commission asks the community to share the roads responsibly and safely and reminds drivers that a safe distance must be given when passing all cyclists on all WA roads.
Drivers must give cyclists a safe passing distance of 1 metre on roads with a speed limit of 60km/h and below and 1.5 metres on roads with a speed limit above 60km/h.
The safe passing distance law also allows drivers to cross continuous centre lines to provide the appropriate safe distance, but only when it is safe to do so and there is a clear view of any oncoming traffic.
Find a Bike Week 2019 event
in your area and happy cycling!