Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Bupa Around the Bay in a Day 'Not a Charity Ride!' Bicycle Network Victoria BeachRoadCyclingNoStoppingZones

"Please note that your entry fee goes to support Bicycle Network in improving road conditions for all riders.

To help children in need, The Smith Family needs you to fundraise in addition to the physical challenge you have on
Sunday 20 October 2013. Click here to login to your personalised fundraising page for Bupa Around the Bay and start supporting the kids!"

If Bicycle Victoria/ Bicycle Network Victoria/ Bicycle Network really aims to improve road conditions for all cyclists 
then they should stop promoting cycling in such a way that cyclists are resented 
and much more likely to be killed and seriously injured!

Pete Dowe
Road Safety Advocate

October 7th 2013

Not just for fun
The Age Feb. 9th 2012

SOME argue any cost that may be associated with identifying cyclists and their bicycles is: a disincentive to cycling; a tax on transport; and an administrative nightmare. Yet cycling promotion/charity rides, such as ''Around the Bay in a Day'', require registration/identification of cyclists, and payment of an entrance fee. Around the Bay in a Day

Pete Dowe,

"Our review of cycling deaths shows that cyclists who break the law are much more likely to be killed or seriously injured". Bicycle Victoria (2002)

"In over 60 per cent of (fatal) crashes, the cyclist was deemed to be ‘responsible’ for the
action that precipitated the fatal crash.” ATSB 2006

We would not have the cyclists behaviour problem on Beach Road or elsewhere in Victoria, 

if the emphasis on cycling promotion was on being law abiding, 

on having responsibilities, 

rather than 'participation' in road usage being the goal 

and the law being seen as optional."

The erroneous common assumption that all cyclist deaths and serious injury are caused by motorist wrongdoing feeds a cyclist victim mentality.

Rather cyclists are victims of ‘cycling participation’/’behaviour change’ promotion.

Pete Dowe
Road Safety Advocate

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