Quinns Rocks Sports and Northern Beaches Cycling clubs host road safety event

Angelina Howard (12-Quinns Rocks) and Chris Howard (president Northern Beaches Cycling Club). Photo: Martin Kennealey
Angelina Howard (12-Quinns Rocks) and Chris Howard (president Northern Beaches Cycling Club). Photo: Martin Kennealey

QUINNS Rocks Sports Club will host a road safety evening on Friday, February 15 as part of Clubs WA’s awareness campaign, ‘Safety in numbers, look out for each other’.

The event aims to raise awareness of the risks associated with driver distraction, fatigue and drink driving, as well as the responsibilities of drivers and cyclists on roads.

Northern Beaches Cycling Club will facilitate the event and children and adults can bring their bikes for a safety check, bike fit and learn riding techniques to get the most out of riding.

“For those daunted by road riding or riding in group there will also be tips on defensive riding to optimise rider safety and consideration of other road users,” NBCC president Chris Howard said.

“This will include educating all road users on the safest approach to roundabouts by cyclists.”

Parents can get advice on how to teach children to ride in one to two lessons between 4pm and 5pm.

“Road safety will focus on the dangers of driver fatigue, drink driving and driver distractions,” Dr Howard said.

“This will include a 33m ‘blind man’s bluff’ challenge, reflecting the distance covered when while looking at a phone while driving, and a quiz with a chance for members to win their club membership renewal.”