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But only at a designated event.

Spotted this letter from BOF on the inaugural-but-already-classic BHCC event:

http://www.bobbinheadcycleclassic.com.au/images/stories/Documents/c...

He admits "Cycling has become a very popular sport and recreational activity for people of all ages in our community." Could be a handy quote if anyone in his constituency wants to write him a letter.

There's a similar letter of support from Abbott. However, neither will be participating, in case any left-leaning cyclists wanted to ride alongside them and lean left.

Does this letter further cement his view that cycling is either:

a sport

or

a recreational activity.

Unfortunately in Australia, that is largely accurate. Utility cycling died in Australia when the helmet laws came in, leaving recreation and sport as the predominant forms.

 

It is only now that utility cycling / commuting is starting to come back in any meaningful numbers, but I suspect we are still dwarfed by recreational cyclists.

"Cycling has become a very popular sport and recreational activity for people of all ages in our community" but you couldn't possibly encourage people to use it as a means of transport by providing things like a cycleway network in Sydney, could you?

Trans-sport. Get it Barry?

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