GETTING outdoors, breathing fresh air into the lungs and cycling were all part of a fun day out in Leeton recently.
Leeton Shire Council recently held its annual NSW Bike Week event in conjunction with the Roads and Maritime Services.
Many residents turned out for the “Lets Ride Leeton” day, which was held at the bike training facility in Palm Avenue on September 30. “Sixty people turned out to enjoy a day of cycling and bike safety-themed fun,” council’s road safety officer Stephanie Puntoriero said.
“Families and individuals took the opportunity to ride and walk on the shared cycle ways around Leeton, participate in Cycling Australia Workshop and some made use of the bike training facility and the skate park.
“Participants took part in the activities on the bike safety activity table and the face painting.”
Throughout the event a Eurells of Leeton’s bike technician conducted free maintenance checks.
All registered participants received a free bike safety sample bag full of bike safety information and goodies.
“A great day was enjoyed by all in the spring sunshine with lots of bike riding, bike safety and smiles,” Mrs Puntoriero said.
Did you know?
Bicycle riders have the same rights and responsibilities on the road as other road users.
There are also special road rules that only apply to bicycle riders.
Some of the special rules for bicycle riders include:
- You may perform hook turns at intersections unless prohibited by sign posting.
- You do not need to give a left or stop signal, or signal when making a hook turn.
- You may ride two abreast but not more than 1.5 metres apart.
- You may overtake two other bicycle riders who are riding side-by-side.
Some of the responsibilities for bicycle riders include:
- They must sit astride of the rider's seat facing forward, with at least one hand on the handlebars.
- They must not ride a bicycle that does not have at least one working brake and a fully functioning bell, horn, or similar warning device.
- They must use the storage boxes when provided.
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