Townsville Ride for Road Safety

26 August 2018 QLD

The Townsville Bicycle User Group runs The Ride for Road Safety annually in order to highlight the need to improve conditions for cycling. The event began in 2013 after two cyclists where injured and Sue Bell killed when a truck driver attempted to overtake a group of cyclists on Shaw Rd. This incident galvanised the Townsville community in the call for safer roads.

Over 200 people ride 18km (or 4km option) through the main streets of Townsville with Police escorts and a green wave through all lights. In a spectacular show of symbolism, all wear red Operating hats supplied by QLD Health.

  • Leaving at 7:30 am from Jezzine Barracks for full course
  • Leaving at 7:30 am from The Bicycle Peddler for family ride
  • Finish at the Cotters Markets in the city.

You can view the full course here.

Please arrive 30 minutes before start time to allow for pre-ride information briefing.

The full course ride takes about 1 hour.

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