3Steps

Step 1

Before You Bike

Learn Up

If you are new to cycling, it is worth doing some research and speaking to experienced cyclists.

Plan safe cycle routes in your area using resources like
www.cycletraveller.com.au

Know the law, even if you are an experienced cyclist, and, most importantly, know how to ride safely. It will be life-saving.

The Amy Gillet Foundation have put together
a fantastic list of the road laws by state: www.amygillett.org.au

For general riding tips, here are some great sources and suggestions from experts in the field: www.sydneycycleways.net

Right equipment & maintenance

The state and quality of your equipment plays a huge part in your safety, as well as your enjoyment of the ride.

Imagine your brakes failing or malfunctioning simply because you didn’t check your bike over before going out on the road. Take care that everything you do, from wearing your helmet correctly to ensuring your tyre pressure is correct, will position you to get home safely.

Perform regular maintenance checks to make sure that all your equipment is in proper working order.

We always recommend that you seek the advice of a professional at your
local bike shop to perform regular maintenance and safety checks.
Here is the list of bike stores in Australia: www.bicycles.net.au

Register your bike on iBikeRight

This simple step will ensure your critical medical information and emergency contacts are linked to you in the case of injury.

It will also mean your bike can be traced back and reunited with you in the case of it being stolen and recovered by police or the public.

Each kit costs $10 and registration is free. You will be supplied with a RIDER ID sticker kit for your helmet and a BIKE ID sticker kit for your bike.

 

Activate your registration here.

Insurance

For the same reason that motorists don’t drive without CTP insurance, getting third party rider insurance before you head out on your bike is one of the most responsible actions you can take to protect yourself and others on the road.

Causing damage to an expensive car, or worse, serious injury to a motorist, pedestrian or fellow cyclist can have serious financial and legal consequences for cyclists.

Cost-effective third party liability insurance for cyclists is now readily available either through memberships with cycling associations in Australia such as Cycling Australia, Bicycle Network and Bicycle NSW, or directly through specialist cyclist insurers like Velosure.

A policy provides cover for third party liability arising from an at-fault cycling accident. You can cover yourself for both property damage and any injury you cause to someone else.

You can also cover your bicycle in the event of loss or damage.

Learn Up
Right equipment & maintenance
Register your bike on iBikeRight
Insurance

Step 2

On Your Bike

Practice & train

Whether you’re taking your first commute, a leisurely park-ride or riding
competitively, don’t do it cold. Know your skill and fitness level; match it to
your route and the level of difficulty of your ride.

We encourage all beginner riders to practise in a traffic-free, safe
environment before going out in public. AustCyle is a network of training
workshops that provide great experiences to learn.

www.austcycle.com.au

If you are an experienced rider, always choose bunches with good, safe and
disciplined riding etiquette that match your skill and fitness level.

Ride with focus

 

Be present : no headphones, no distractions.

Be aware of your own actions and how they will affect fellow cyclists,
motorists and pedestrians.

Respect others to be respected

 

Think how your actions may affect others before you take them.

Respect other road users, be patient and don’t take unnecessary risks when
it comes to safety.

Practice & train
Ride with focus
Respect others to be respected

Step 3

After You Bike

Spread The Love

iBikeRight works because of your commitment to making the roads a better place for motorists and cyclists.

It would be great to support and promote IBR and encourage all to show leadership in on-road behaviour.

Badge your car! Badge your bike!

Badge your business. And most importantly, do what you can to encourage discussion, debate and ultimately, responsible behaviour
between motorists and cyclists.

Adopt a motorist to explain what IBR is!

Help Newbies

 

From getting off the training wheels to your first commute,
everyone was a beginner once.

Help others learn to be better cyclists.

Stay Active

The cycling and non-cycling communities need YOU!

There are so many wonderful initiatives to help you stay active and keep yourself and others riding in harmony.

Join a cycling club, take a workshop on bike maintenance, participate in a cycling event like The Spring Cycle, The Tour Down Under or just a fun-ride with friends within your town. Let's face it, it is going to take a village to collectively create safe harmony on the roads.

Motorists will need to be constantly inspired by our actions and attitudes, so stay positive and active, and together we will create the infrastructure and cycling-aware culture that we’d all love to see in Australia.

Spread The Love
Help Newbies
Stay Active