cycling safety

How to navigate insurance, police and legal aspects after a collision

As much as we all love riding on empty country roads on blue sky days, most of the riding we do involves some interaction with other road users in varying weather conditions. We don’t like to think about it, but cycling can be hazardous.  In my last column, I covered how accidents can be avoided, …


How to avoid accidents and collisions on the road

Please give a warm Ella welcome to our new contributor Rae-Anne Hardie. Rae-Anne is a cancer researcher and longtime cyclist. Growing up in Canada, Rae-Ane began mountain biking in high school. She relocated to Australia for her PhD in medicine and raced with Sydney Uni Velo and Western Sydney Mountain Bike clubs while pursuing her degree. …


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Peter Sagan wins stage 6 of Tirreno-Adriatico; Fabian Cancellara leads criticism of snow-affected Tirreno-Adriatico stage; The Inner Ring dissects Paris-Nice; How the Race was Won – Paris-Nice; Marianne Vos will miss the next two World Cup rounds; Sick of Lance Armstrong stories?; The Japanese Odyssey; …


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Boels-Dolmans dominance continues as Chantal Blaak wins Le Samyn; Kris Boeckmans triumphs in 47th edition of Le Samyn; Report – Astana given until March 20 to prepare response to the UCI; Andy Schleck eases into retirement by opening a bike shop; Specialized issues voluntary recall …


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Diego Ulissi tests positive for salbutemol; Andy Schleck interview – “The criticism is sometimes a big issue”; Alejandro Valverde takes the backroads to the Tour de France; Fabian Cancellara wins his ninth Swiss ITT title; Michal Kwiatkowski wins Polish TT championship; Annamiek Van Vleuten takes …


‘Safety in numbers’: reducing the risks for cyclists

There’s a theory in cycling safety circles that the more people riding bikes, the safer cycling becomes for everyone. And while research has shown the concept to work in cyclo-utopias like Denmark and the Netherlands, there’s been nothing to show that the same is true here in Australia. But now, a research paper from Monash …


Fly6 camera and rear light review

The Fly6 tail-light doubles as a rear-facing camera to watch your back. The device has enjoyed a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $250,000, and the first production units will be ready to ship by the end of May. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the fifth-generation prototype.


Trying to make sense of the Sydney cycling crash

A crash in Sydney yesterday involving a motorist and half a dozen cyclists has attracted significant media attention around Australia and beyond. Reports have focused on the fact the cyclists were riding on the busy Southern Cross Drive in Sydney’s south but as local cyclist John Sunde writes, the location of the incident isn’t particularly …


A Metre Matters, but will it improve cyclist safety?

Last Friday the Queensland Minister for Transport Scott Emerson announced a two-year trial of a minimum passing distance for motorists who are overtaking cyclists: one metre on roads with speed limits up to 60km/h and 1.5m on faster roads. It’s the latest development in the Amy Gillett Foundation’s A Metre Matters campaign, a push to …


Riding In The Bus Lane

This week a lot of people have been sending me the incident in Sydney that occurred between a bus driver and a cyclist.  I don’t think it was cool for the cyclist to get on the bus and punch the driver in the face, but after seeing the footage you can clearly see that the …


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