Road Safety for Coaching Cyclists
As an AustCycle Teacher/Skills Coach, it is crucial that you have a clear understanding of your State/Territory road rules for cyclists. This ensures that you can correctly educate riders about their responsibility on the road as well as conduct cycle sessions in a safe and legal manner.
Cyclists are vulnerable when travelling on the road so it's important that both cyclists and motorists consider each other and share the road safely. Obeying the road rules, including stop signs and traffic lights, riding on the left side of the road, signalling when changing direction and giving way to pedestrians on crossings are all responsibilities of a cyclist just like of any other motorist or road user.
The following information provides a range of key educational links for you as a rider, and as an AustCycle Teacher/Skills Coach, to ensure you clearly understand your responsibilities on the road, including specific road rules and variations per state/territory to assist you with coaching cyclists under your supervision.
Amy Gillett Foundation
The Amy Gillett Foundation, an official charity partner of Cycling Australia and AustCycle, is a charity focused on reducing the incidence of death and injury of bike riders. The Foundation was born out of tragedy, the death of Amy Gillett, who was hit by an out of control motorist whilst cycling with her Australia national team mates in Germany.
With the Foundation’s mission for safe cycling in Australia and the vision of zero bike related fatalities, this partnership stems from a shared commitment to help bolster the Foundation’s efforts to create a safer environment for bike riding through its bike safety programs and advocacy work, creating a safer environment for all levels of cycling from grass roots to elite.
The following links provide a range of road safety education resources:
Road Rules & Education Resources by State
The following range of resource links provide details on the relevant road rules for bicycle riders and road safety education tools for each state/territory: