The seven basic rules of bike etiquette
Don't commit cycling sins. Practise good bike etiquette by following these golden rules.
Our roads might have emptied lately but our shared bike and walking paths are busier than ever as legions of home-bound Victorians get on their feet and their bikes for exercise and a dose of fresh air.
A recent Bicycle Network survey of its members and other riders found that 36 per cent of female respondents and 27 per cent of males planned to ride more during the partial lockdown. Three in four of those surveyed planned to use their bike to access essential services including shops, healthcare, work and education. (More: 12 common cycling myths, debunked)
While group rides are clearly out, solo cyclists need still to do the right thing. So if you’re new to riding or unused to navigating busy shared paths, you’ll need to know a bit of basic cycling etiquette.