Cycling in Sydney Australia
This was a video I took when I first got my helmet cam. Both incidents happened only 10 minutes apart at a place called Airlie Beach on the Whitsundays in Au...
I got sick & tired of being run off the road & flattened so I decided to purchase a cheap cam. This was my 1st ride out. What you are about to see will amaze you that this in fact is not a 3rd world country but our Whitsundays at Airlie Beach.
The sad part is that local Council has plenty of signs warning motorists of cyclists, they even have a training circuit (where the footage was taken along)
This only goes to prove the dysfunctional approach motorists take toward cyclists.
Please share this video.
In a built up area, either ride fully in the shoulder or fully in the lane (ie left vehicle wheel track).
If the shoulder isn't wide enough, then always fully in the lane. if you are riding 1 inch into the shoulder, then you have to give way to all traffic in the traffic lane, and if you ride along the shoulder line, you are completely in no-mans land, where the guiding factor will simply be the general driving optimism of the driver as to whether or not you were in the shoulder and whether or not they fit.
On approach to a roundabout you should be taking steps to ensure that the traffic is serialised around you, and not trying to overtake you (ie find a gap and centralise to prime position in the lane).
Yes I understand the frustration, but from behind it will look like you are intentionally leaving those spaces for the motorists to use.
There are a few good BikeWise blog posts about this:
You really have to make it impossible for cars to overtake you sometimes.
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