Sunday, April 27, 2014

Cycling Hell Ride Beach Road Bunch Cycling Victoria Police Abused by Hell Ride Cyclists Mordialloc Chelsea Leader & Herald Sun January 22nd 2014 No Stopping Zones Community Safety



This blog strongly opposes certain suggested reforms

VicRoads is currently considering:

"under one suggested reform, 

cyclists could be allowed to treat red lights as Give Way signs. 

And the same could also APPLY at pedestrian lights."   

Also

"PERMITTING cyclists, riding cautiously, to proceed past a stationary tram;"



"ALLOWING all riders to use the footpath, provided that they give way to pedestrians."

Herald Sun 12.9.14










"...unfortunately a lot of the cyclists see policing of the Hell Ride as a hindrance."
Sen-Sgt Cormack said police had charged cyclists for running red lights and careless riding in recent weeks."



Police abused while targeting Hell Ride cyclists

Leading Sen-Constable's Max Poppeliers and Trevor Stow observe cyclists along Beach Rd, Mordialloc. Picture: Jason Sammon
Leading Sen-Constable's Max Poppeliers and Trevor Stow observe cyclists along Beach Rd, Mordialloc. Picture: Jason Sammon Source: News Limited
POLICE have been forced to come down hard on cyclists from the infamous Hell Ride, after attempts to collaboratively rein in rogue riders failed.
Moorabbin Highway Patrol unit commander Sen-Sgt John Cormack said police had hoped to reach out to members of the Hell Ride, but approaches by police to the Hell Ride - an informal high-speed cycling race of up to 200 riders held every Saturday morning from Black Rock to Mount Eliza - were rejected by many members and, in some instances, police were abused.
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"We want to have a co-operative relationship with them to help curb the rogue behaviour," Sen-Sgt Cormack said.
"It was well received by a small number, but unfortunately a lot of the cyclists see policing of the Hell Ride as a hindrance."
Sen-Sgt Cormack said police had charged cyclists for running red lights and careless riding in recent weeks.
"We will be enforcing the law, not just with cyclists, but motorists as well," he said.
Two men were charged with unlawful assault after being caught driving past Beach Rd cyclists on December 28 and attacking them with a rolled-up newspaper.
The Hell Ride achieved infamy when it was put into the spotlight in 2006 after pedestrian James Gould, 77, died after being hit by a cyclist who ran a red light on Beach Rd, Mentone.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/bayside/police-abused-while-targeting-hell-ride-cyclists/story-fngnvli9-1226806833766







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