Cycling in the News: 26 October – 1 November

A new bike path in Sydney is being mocked by locals after a telegraph poll was not removed prior to construction of the path.

The Chair of an Illawarra cycling group claims that the State Government is treating cyclists like ‘cash cows’ amid massive increases in revenue from cycling related offences. The Leader reports that in 2018-19, cyclists were collectively fined $2 million, which represents an increase of 940 per cent in just three years. Over the same period, the number of cyclists fined more than doubled. Facebook users were not sympathetic, and there was a lot of vitriol directed towards cyclists in the comment thread.

The Canberra Times highlights the Fitz’s Challenge cycling event in ACT, which is now in its thirtieth year.

The Illawarra Mercury reports that 10,000 riders will participate in the annual MS Sydney to the Gong bike ride, which raises money for MS.

The Mudgee Classic cycling event has confirmed that it will be visiting Mudgee in 2020, and is expected to attract around 1000 riders.

The Australian Financial Review featured a Q&A with Thijs van der Heijden, founder of e-bike leasing company E-stralian.

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