The very first Tim’s Ride Cycle Safety Breakfast was held on Sunday November 17th at Harvey Field in Cottesloe. It was the perfect morning for a community breakfast, with temperatures staying in the mid 20s, and the perfectly calm ocean providing a scenic backdrop for guests to enjoy.
Well over 200 riders and guests were in attendance at the free event to remember Tim Anderson and all victims of Road Traffic Accidents. It was fantastic to see riders from all parts of the cycling community coming together in solidarity for cycle safety – racers, cafe riders, commuters and friends alike.
Guests enjoyed a cooked breakfast courtesy of our fantastic volunteers, with voluntary donations going towards the Tim Anderson Scholarship which assists young people engaged with Youth Focus to further their education.
It was a privilege to hear from our special guests including Ian Anderson (Tim’s father), Chris Tallentire MLA, and Superintendent Dominic Wood of the WA Police Force State Traffic Division.
The WA Police conducted speed and passing distance checks on Curtin Avenue opposite Tim’s ghost bike on the morning of the breakfast to ensure everyone travelling to the event arrived safely. The police bike and patrol car exhibit was also a huge hit with the kids in attendance. As always, it is fantastic to have the continued support of the WA Police as we work together as a community to make our roads safer for everyone.
WestCycle would also like to acknowledge Chris Tallentire MLA for his continued support of cycling in Western Australia – both as a keen bike rider and parliamentary advocate for cycling.
Finally, WestCycle would like to extend a huge thank you to the Anderson Family for their hard work and continued dedication to promoting cycle safety.
If you would like to make a donation to the Tim Anderson Scholarship you can do so at any time HERE.
Photos of the event can be found on Facebook HERE.