Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cycling Beach Road Bunch Cycling HELL RIDE "Stop the hell ride" & "Arrogant Cyclists" Bayside Leader 14.4.15 Beach Road Weekend Morning No Stopping Zone Weekly Hell Ride Reckless Negligent Illegal Unofficial Weekly Road Race on Public Roads Melbourne Road Rule 287 Duties of a driver (or rider) involved in an accident Road Rule 126 Difficulty Stopping Road Rule 151 Two Abreast Bunch Size Rec. Max. 20 Riders Rule of Law Equality Cyclists’ Identification Reliable Photo ID No Stopping Zone 'Road Train' Community Safety

Four Cyclists on Wrong Side of Road

Beach Road Weekend Mornings No Stopping Zone Weekly Hell Ride
Bayside, Melbourne 7.04AM Jan 28th 2012 

Still Photo from Video by Pete Dowe 

This photo was taken by Pete Dowe at Beach Road, Beaumaris, Bayside, Melbourne 
7.47AM  July 17th 2010

"Sharing the Road means obeying the Road Rules, being predictable 

 and respecting the rights of others who use the road" 

Code of Conduct for Training Cyclists

“Bicycle Riders may not ride more than two abreast unless overtaking,

three wide is permissible 

whilst the passing group is overtaking in single file.”


Code of Conduct for Training Cyclists

Riding two abreast Road Rule 151

If riding in the same (lane) please consider other road users and,
if necessary, change to single file to allow drivers to overtake safely.


”when cyclists breach road rules...” in particular the “…cycling specific rule of riding two abreast or three abreast when overtaking, other road users become frustrated and take undue risks and/or show inappropriate aggression often to other cyclists.”

CycleSport Victoria and Amy Gillett Foundation submission to Coroner Johnstone

  • 14 Apr 2015
  • Bayside Leader

Stop the hell ride

RE: “Hell ride cyclists endangering other cyclists,”, March 31.

Of course it’s dangerous. A while back if I hadn’t have jammed on my brakes (I was driving) a huge pack of cyclists would’ve forced me on to the wrong side of the road.

They couldn’t have cared less.

They were taking up both lanes on Beach Rd. Once they get in those large groups they just do what they please.
The hell ride should be stopped.


  • 14 Apr 2015
  • Bayside Leader
Arrogant cyclists

I HAVE a problem when cyclists arrogantly take up two lanes forcing drivers to go over the centre line to avoid them.
Many have little regard for pedestrian lights either.

MICHAEL WOOD, via Facebook

There has been no review of cyclists’ behaviour at signalised crossings on Beach Road despite a May 2012 Bayside Council resolution to do so.

The CycleSport Victoria and Amy Gillett Foundation submission to Coroner Johnstone’s inquest into the death of Pedestrian James Gould stated:

“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.”

Most Road Rules apply to cyclists and motorists including

Road Rule 126.

Keeping a safe (stopping) distance behind vehicles

A bicycle is a vehicle.

I argue it is negligent for a cycling bunch to be a No Stopping Zone.

Pete Dowe
Road Safety Advocate

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