Victoria’s updated Code of Conduct for the Training Cyclist
Cycling Victoria (CV) is pleased to announce the joint launch of Victoria’s updated Code of Conduct for the Training Cyclist (the code).
The code was initially launched in 2007 in response to the increasing popularity of cycling as a recreational pursuit. The code, which is a joint initiative between CV and Victoria Police’s State Bicycle Coordination Unit, is aimed at training cyclists. It is designed to provide a set of guidelines for cyclists, in an effort to ensure responsible riding and increase the safety of all road users.
It also highlights important skills in bunch riding to ensure cyclists ride not only in an enjoyable and challenging manner but a responsible one. The need for greater education of all road users has become clear and the revamped code of conduct is aimed at improving the safety of group road-riding cyclists.
Cycling Victoria General Manager Kipp Kaufmann said it was important for CV members to be ambassadors for good behaviour on the road. “This code of conduct is important because it shows how cyclists can take an active role in ensuring both their own safety and that of other road users,” he said.
Victoria Police State Bicycle Coordination Unit‘s Sergeant Arty Lavos said Victoria Police is working closely with the sport in an effort to continue to reduce to the road toll and improve road safety in Victoria. “All road users, regardless of the location, need to respect the road and be responsible for their own actions. Many risks can be easily avoided with common sense and care. This code of conduct is a behavioural blueprint for cyclists to show how they can ride safely,” he said.
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