OUR 2017 SHARE THE ROAD TOUR FINISHES

by / Friday, 17 November 2017 / Published in News item

Today our 2017 Share the Road Tour finished at Observatory Hill Park next to the Harbour Bridge in the heart of Sydney.

Our Tour had pedalled 1,100kms across very scenic parts of our glorious country.

We visited schools to talk about cycling and safety when cycling. Lots of questions were asked and answered. We have some wonderful photos and video to capture these moments.

And it’s not every day one gets to ride next to an Olympic champion, a pro-tour rider or the first ever non-European wearer of the famous yellow jersey – no doubt these memories and experiences will last a lifetime for the 37 people on our Tour.

However, during this year’s Share the Road Tour tragically, 3 more cyclists lost their lives cycling on our roads in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

The death of a cyclist is always devastating news, and for our Share the Road Tour participants it was gut-wrenching, serving to highlight the importance of the messages that we were pedalling – of sharing the roads, demonstrating mutual respect and taking the care to ensure everyone is safe.

Our Share the Road participants paused to observe a minute silence for those who had lost their lives while cycling.

Our thoughts go out to all affected. Everyone deserves to get home safely and sadly this did not happen. Again.

From all at the Foundation, from Board through to Staff, this news strengthens our resolve to continue our efforts to work towards a safer cycling environment through laws, education, technology and infrastructure through all our networks and activities.

In 2018, we’ll have new campaigns to communicate and activate around the country, thanks to your continued support.

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