Thursday, October 21, 2010

BeachRoadCycling NoStoppingZones Hell Ride Run Red! PHOTOS March 20th 2010 8.23AM MentoneLSC.

The photos of the Hell Ride below were taken by me on the first day of the Kingston City Council No Stopping Zones Beach Road Trial period on Saturday March 20th 2010 at 8.23AM. The Mentone Lifesaving Club crossing pictured is the same crossing on which elderly Mentone pedestrian James Gould was killed by a Hell Rider cyclist on Saturday August 26th 2006 at 8.30AM

“You can’t expect not to be subject to the law
if you want to be treated equally”
Klaus Mueller, (former) President, CycleSport Victoria. Bayside Leader 19/5/09

The photos can also be found @

Other Hell Ride footage from 2010/ 2011 can be found @

"There are certainly some operational issues in trying to stop cyclists because they are quite mobile and police are usually on foot or in a car," Supt Hartley said.

"You can't identify the cyclist because there are no registration details on them.

"Most offences a police officer sees wouldn't be stopped or fined because of the factors in trying to stop that cyclist."

The Sunday Telegraph  November 20, 2011

1 comment:

  1. “Most rules in the Road Rules apply to bicycle riders in the same way

    as they apply to drivers—

    There are some other rules that are for bicycle riders only,

    or that have exceptions for bicycle riders.”

    Road Rules Victoria 1999

    Victorian Government Gazette

    Road Rule 126. Keeping a safe distance behind vehicles

    A driver must drive a sufficient distance behind a vehicle
    travelling in front of the driver so the driver can,

    if necessary, stop safely to avoid a collision with the vehicle.

    “The evidence establishes that there can be difficulties,

    especially for inexperienced cyclists, in stopping safely

    when traffic lights are red, when they are riding in bunches.”

    CycleSport Victoria and Amy Gillett Foundation submission to Coroner Johnstone’s inquest into the death of James Gould.

    Road Rule 253. Bicycle riders not to cause a traffic hazard

    The rider of a bicycle (or motorist) must not cause a traffic hazard

    by moving into the path of a (cyclist) driver or pedestrian.

    Road Rule 255. Riding too close to the rear of a motor vehicle

    The rider of a bicycle must not ride within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle

    continuously for more than 200 metres.

    Note Motor vehicle is defined in the Road Safety Act 1986.

    Pete Dowe
    Road Safety Advocate