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Commute

High petrol prices. Traffic congestion. Car repayments. Expanding waisteline. Perfect weather. There are many great reasons to jump on your bike and ride to your destination.

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Recreate

Recreate

Did you know WA is home to world-class trails and some of the most picturesque rides in the world? Flick through our list of promoted rides and trails to find some great riding experiences.

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Compete

If you think that events and competitions are only for hard-core riders, then think again. In WA there are events and competitions to suit all riders, from kids to elite, from beginner to expert, from BMX to road.

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Campaign

Cycling has for too long been the forgotten element of WA's transport sector. It's our aim to change that. We are working with the WA cycling community to turn WA into a cycle friendly state

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Best Practice Guides to Cycling

We are proud to officially launch a series of Best Practice Guides to Cycling. For over 12 months WestCycle and the cycling community have been working on guidelines for cyclists to follow to improve our riding etiquette. 

A lot is discussed about the hostility on the road between bicycle riders and drivers as well as between pedestrians and riders, tension points exist and riders more often than not come off second best when these hostilities escalate.
 
Creating a more harmonious riding environment is not only critical to rider safety but to increasing the number of people who choose to ride a bike.The benefits in doing so flow through to all West Australian’s through health care savings, the reduction of congestion and environmental advantages.
 
As riders we cannot directly control the attitudes, thoughts and behaviours of other road users, but we can control our own behaviour and etiquette and if we uphold the highest of standards this will in turn, over time, result in respect from others.
 
The Best Practice Guides do not outline road rules - they communicate principles that you won’t find in a rulebook and we hope that they are widely adopted within the cycling community. 
 
With this in mind, in consultation with numerous stakeholders, we have developed a series of “Best Practice Guides” to riding. The project was made possible through funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account. 
 
 
 

 

NOW YOU CAN SUPPORT MINIMUM PASSING

 

The McGowan Labor Government has committed to the introduction of a 2 year trial of Minimum Passing laws to support the safety of bike riders. It is important that we communicate to the wider community the importance of giving space to cyclists when overtaking. This is your chance to join in and create a large visual message that a “Metre Matters” to riders. 

We're pleased to announce the launch of the WestCycle / Metre Matters kit. In conjunction with the Amy Gillett Foundation we aim to raise the awareness that drivers should allow a minimum distance of one metre when overtaking cyclists. 

Your support of the 'Metre Matters' message will be critical in the lead up to the trial of Minimum Passing Distance legislation in Western Australia. 

Our vision is that hundreds of riders in Western Australia will proudly wear this message so it becomes top of mind for all drivers. Your support will go a long way in getting this message across. 

A full range of kit is now available for purchase online. There are 4 different jersey designs to choose from, all prominently featuring the "Metre Matters" logo. Two different styles of knicks, wind vests to match, arm warmers, leg warmers and a Euro cycling cap are also available.

As all orders are made to your requirements, you can choose a jersey from $99, or go for the more premium options which are $129 and $139 respectively.


Click here to view the full range and shop now!


#INVESTinCYCLING Summary of Commitment

Ahead of the 2017 State election on Saturday, 11th March we have drawn together the cycling commitments of the four major political parties. This table summarises each party’s platform for cycling. 
 
For each party’s cycling policy document, please visit: 
 
Liberals WA -  A Cycling City. Available at:
WA Labor - Cycling for the Future. Available at:  
The Nationals WA - Regional Mountain Bike Trails. Available at: 
The Greens (WA). (2017). WA State Policies. Available at: www.greens.org.au

Click here to view the full table.
 

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