So the Hell Ride has improved? Hell Ride Jan 28th 2012 Can it ever be made safe?
Just ask CycleSport Victoria President, Klaus Mueller. In his submission to Coroner Graeme Johnstone, as part of the Inquest into James Gould’s Death, Mr Mueller said “CycleSport Victoria actively dissuades their members from participating in the Hell Ride.” Hell Ride! How can CycleSport Victoria defend it? Hell Ride Weekend Warriors
Mr Mueller added “It is important that all cyclists riding in bunches on public roads...not race, or treat the ride as a race and thus take unnecessary risks.” “The evidence establishes that there can be difficulties, especially for inexperienced cyclists in stopping safely when traffic lights turn red when they are riding in bunches.”
State Coroner Johnstone called the Hell Ride “a recipe for disaster.”
Bicycle Victoria has condemned the Hell Ride* It added that racing on the road is not on. Beach Road is not a velodrome.
Racing on public roads must be banned!