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Cycling Information - Bicycle Safety

These guides contain important information when riding your bike within our club.


Guide to riding in groups (PDF - 223.19 KB)  

Calls and Signals on Rides (PDF - 280.56 KB)  

DTMR Cycling Road Rules April 2014 (PDF - 167.36 KB)  



For the latest information on how to ride your Bike, Bike Maintenance standards and Queensland Road Rules specific to bicycles please refer to (Opens in a new window).

Please also note that Police in Queensland have the power to issue fines and demerit points to riders just as they do motorists, so please familiarize yourselves with these road rules. The committee and ride leaders reserve the right to eject riders from the club who break the rules on any of our club rides or for behaving in a dangerous or uncourteous manner to other road users or fellow club members. The following link outlines the fines that can apply to cyclists: (Opens in a new window)

Note also that the rules state that pedestrians have right of way at all times on walkways and cycle-ways and crossings (Fines apply). We can also ride on pedestrian crossing and traffic lights unless signage says otherwise to "dismount".

Many drivers are of the belief you can legally 'u-turn' at traffic lights. That is false unless there is signage at the intersection advising that u-turns are permitted. Leaders be aware of this when leading rides through intersections with traffic lights.

Road rules vary from state to state and overseas so please contact the relevant authorities in the area for road rules that apply in the area you intend to ride.

Police step up Cycling Safety in Queensland (Safe Passing Law Enforcement between Cars/Cyclists)


Here are some other useful links - First Aid.

  First Aid Tips, Dressing Size Depending on Damage:  
  First Aid, ongoing care:  

Here are some other useful links - Bike Riding Tips and Safety.

  Teach your kids (grandkids?) to ride a bike:  
  Beginners, Something new you can learn:  
  Group Riding Skills:  
  Group Riding Risks, Cyclist Sues Group Ride:  
  We need good lights, and great awareness to avoid this trap:,55667  
  Helmet Mounted Lights:  

  All documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Format. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat installed, you can download it from here.