Cyclists, motorists must work together for safety - AA

Cyclists, motorists must work together for safety - AA

In anticipation of another beautiful South African spring and summer, many of us are looking forward to enjoying the warmer weather outdoors. This will include cyclists who remain a vulnerable group among road users. The Automobile Association (AA) said motorists and cyclists need to ensure safety by adhering to the rules of the road, focusing on the road and traffic, and by acknowledging that each has a right enjoy the road.

Read More

MEC Mchunu to launch Easter holiday road safety campaign

MEC Mchunu to launch Easter holiday road safety campaign

The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mr Willies Mchunu will launch the provincial Easter Road Safety Campaign on the N2-Oribi Plaza, Port Shepstone on Thursday, 24 March 2016.The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport together with the Burry Stander Foundation, will be handing out fliers and stickers at the N2-Oribi Plaza, Port Shepstone at 10:30. All cyclists in the area, or passing through, are welcome to join in the activation.

Read More

Bike-jacked at gun point in Somerset West

Bike-jacked at gun point in Somerset West

This video clip highlights the urgency of not cycling alone. Further to this, the victim kept unbelievably calm throughout the 59-second ordeal. Malcolm Fox, an avid cyclist from the Western Cape, was mountain biking on the trails at Ongegund, Somerset West on Saturday 31 May. He was promptly held up at gunpoint, and the thieves stole Malcolm's bicycle, mobile phone, car keys and Oakleys.

Read More

Safety remains paramount for cycling in South Africa

Safety remains paramount for cycling in South Africa

Cycling South Africa has received a phenomenal response from you, the cyclist, regarding the cycling danger zones in the country. The objective of requesting your feedback regarding cycling accidents and incidents is assisting us in plotting national hazard areas both on road and off the road. As we continue receiving your information, so we are plotting the info on a national map.

Read More

Cycling “HOTSPOT” list of areas of concern in South Africa

Cycling “HOTSPOT” list of areas of concern in South Africa

In an attempt to publicise areas of concern to our members and all cyclists, we are gathering information and compiling a national “HOTSPOT” list. The focus is to record how cycling accidents happen so that we can create further awareness. Please send any information you may have regarding cycling accidents, cycle hijackings (bike-jackings), or any other concerns for cycling safety to assist us in compiling an accurate list at a national level.

Read More

Sadness at spate of tragic cycle accidents

Sadness at spate of tragic cycle accidents

Cycling South Africa is saddened at the news of the spate of tragic cycling accidents and loss of lives over the past ten days on South Africa’s roads. It is with regret and shock that we heard of the death of a commuter in Durbanville on Tuesday morning. According to iol.co.za, the accident took place at the intersection of Durban and Eversdal Roads, where the cyclist was hit by a car and fell to the ground in front of a bus.

Read More