The Cycle of Giving is an on-road cycle from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane which raises money for the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation. The ride marks the beginning of Donate Life Week and will be held on Sunday 23rd February, 2014. There are three cycling distances available, allowing for both casual and experienced cyclists to participate. Choose to ride 25km from Redcliffe to Chermside, 65km from Caboolture to Chermside, or the big one – 100km from Landsborough to Chermside. Whatever distance you choose, you will be making a difference to the lives of many people. Sign up today at https://cycleofgiving.gofundraise.com.au/cms/home
As early as April this year, a trial will be conducted whereby motorists will be forced to give cyclists at least one metre clearance when passing. This will mean that motorists must maintain a minimum distance of one metre when passing a cyclist in a 60kph or less zone, and 1.5 metres when travelling above 60kph. Safe passing distances are one of the biggest issues facing cyclists in Queensland, so this is a great step forward into improving safety for cyclists on Australian roads. If you would like to know more, read the full article at http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/cyclists-to-get-a-metre-clearance-within-months-20140129-31n68.html.
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