Things cyclists should know
Bicycle riders are more vulnerable in traffic than motor vehicle drivers. To improve safety on the road, it is important that cyclists ride in a defensive manner, constantly scanning the environment to be aware of what is happening.
To make it easier for other road users to see you:
- wear bright clothing during the day
- wear retroflective clothing at night (or a plain white t-shirt if you have no retroflective gear)
- attach a white light on the front, and a red light and red reflector at the back of the bike at night
- ensure both the lights and the reflector are clearly visible to road users and not obstructed.
To assist in reaching your destination safely, make sure that your bicycle is well maintained.
Bicycleinfo is an initiative by the NSW Government that provides riders with a variety of resources to help you select the best and safest route for your journey, hints and tips for riding, road rules, hazard reporting and much more:
Kiama Bicycle Users Group or Kiama BUG is a group that caters for riders of all ages and abilities with information about cycling, organised rides as well as news and information.
We hold an annual bike week event. The next scheduled event is the Kiama Classic Family Fun Bike Ride on Saturday 16 September 2017.
We also produce a cycleway map for the Kiama area as a helpful guide so you can enjoy safe cycling.
Remember, it is law to always wear an Australian Standard approved helmet correctly whenever you ride.
If you would like further information on bicycle safety, please contact our Road Safety Officer on (02) 4232 0444.