The Ride of Silence will be held on Thursday 20 May. Rodney cyclists can show their support by participating in the free event which will start outside the council offices on 50 Centreway Road at 5:20pm. The ride will follow a 4.5km loop around Centreway Road, Loop Road, the Hibiscus Coast Highway and West Hoe Road.
Helmets & shoes and bright clothing must be worn and bikes must be fitted with lights as per the new Road Code for Cyclists.
You can register for the Ride of Silence 2010 here.
On Thursday 20 May, cyclists from 300 cities around the world will join together to demonstrate their concern and raise awareness about cycling fatalities through the Ride of Silence. The ride started in 2003 in Dallas, Texas, after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was killed by a passing bus on an empty road. Since that time, the ride has developed into a global event and is now held in 18 countries.
Rodney has experienced two cycling fatalities in the last seven years – and the loss of those two lives has been felt by families, friends, work colleagues, and throughout their communities.
There have also been many more serious injuries and close calls reported – and it is suspected that thousands more cycle incidents a year go unreported.