What a beautiful place to ride, what a tragic event - on Mother's Day no less.

http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/2275007/female-cyclist-dies...

It may be time to move our focus for cyclist safety away from Roads or even TfNSW and over to Health where their concern for us may be a higher priority if only because the positives of more people active  must be becoming more pressing. 

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Can't comment much as details are sketchy paricularly when the police doesn't dismiss the case immediately as cyclist fault.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/10/how-many-cycli...

Or maybe not how many, but 'who'?
Prominent footy player? Reality TV star/masterChef contestant?
Children of the above?

Is this yet another hit from behind?

The initial report said it was.

There is tempting symbolism in the Mudgee accident: eco-minded female run down in daylight, from behind, on Mother’s Day by that hyper-male vehicle, the 4WD ute.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/culture-wars-on-the-roads-20140514-zr...

Other than that latest article referring to being run down, the police and/or seem to have erased evidence that another driver has killed another cyclist.
Actually, Even that article implies the death was an accident, and it was done by that inanimate object a 4wd , instead of a driver.
Linked story :
“Cyclists need to be aware of how much they hold up a car,” she said
http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/2276732/road-worrier-cycle-...

Spoken like a sports cyclist making elective use of the road.
I drive and I am aware of the number of cars ahead and behind me and know there is nothing cyclists can do to hold up other drivers more than another selfish driver whose life will not be endangered

That's a shocking quote, especially given the circumstances.

Yet another bike advocate who seems to be working against us.

After my wife's experience with a generally positive SMH article where she said that we bought a child seat before he was old/big enough to use it and was quoted as "we bought the seat long before it was fashionable", I'm inclined to think the quote was taken out of context or even completely misquoted.

PeterT and herzog, I don't think it is the sports cyclist talking about holding up cars, it is a "Perthville resident Milton Naylor"

The quotes from the cyclist and from Cycling NSW CEO sound quite appropriate to me.

Mrs Gallagher said there can be just as many “bad” cyclists as motorists and both groups need to share the road in a safer manner.

“Cyclists need to be aware of how much they hold up a car,” she said.

OK apologies, I missed that.

On the other hand, I am not a sports cyclist but I do agree with the above comments.  I think we should always be mindful of other road users and try to share the road in such a way that we minimise any negative impact on others.

 I think we should always be mindful of other road users and try to share the road in such a way that we minimise any negative impact on others.

I dont disagree - all road users should do the same, and/but when they can't or when they don't they must not be endangered.

Not asking for very much, just the same treatment when I drive as when I ride so that I get back home to my family safely

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