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Hampstead Rd. bike lane - screws

Started this discussion. Last reply by scott mccann Jul 31. 2 Replies

This morning I cleaned up many screws in the Western bike lane on Hampstead rd near the Pedestrian crossing just South of Grand Junction Rd. They were spread about 15 metres. The plastic thing makes…Continue

Backwards bicycle steering and brain plasticity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Gehling Jan 30. 10 Replies

This is interesting how difficult this appears to be, despite the instinctive thought that it would be possible to compensate fairly quickly.…Continue

Avoiding Main North Rd Elizabeth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave M Jan 29. 32 Replies

I sometimes ride out to Gawler from Pooraka. I feel quite safe in the bike lanes on Main North Road up to John Rice Avenue where they disappear and from then on I ride in terror until I get to the…Continue

Idea to improve cyclist safety and save police time

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jules Begg Aug 29, 2016. 6 Replies

 I wrote a letter to Minister Peter Malinauskas last week to pitch an idea.Some motorists are still passing cyclists horribly closely. I’m quite used to being passed at under a metre, so I am talking…Continue


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Simpson replied to Michael Murray's discussion Another disqualified driver hits a cyclist
"I hope this cyclist recovers but it sounds pretty awful. However, people always express heartfelt sympathy but then nothing changes. I know it is not the fault of police as controlling motorists who endanger cyclists is not easy. It comes down to…"
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"Good point about the comparison with the one metre law. I suspect most of these complaints wind up with a warning too and I kind of understand because it is so hard to prove the relative distances of the vehicle and bike, even with video if there…"
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Simpson replied to Clive Palfrey's discussion E bikes
"I too have a perception that fewer people seem to be commuting on bikes and riding for recreation on the roads although I don't have any data. I do wonder if it is a safety thing. I'm fed up with close passes from cars and trucks. I had a…"
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"Not sure what cycling event this was but I hope he had disc brakes on that bike otherwise the Torrens was his next stop."
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Profile Information

What bikes do you ride?
Giant road
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
I ride to replace car journeys, to avoid parking and to keep fit. Because I want to just use the bike whenever I can (and for other reasons) I don't bother with the sporty gear and click ons. I try to enjoy riding rather than always pushing for faster times, but I totally understand why others do.

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At 17:43 on March 2, 2014, heather said…

Hi Simpson,
While deleting old AC comments, noted your request for the newsletter.
Please join one of my AC groups to receive the free BUG News.
To join a group, use a link like
or find on the AC hub under Groups.
On a group web page, near the top right corner, is a spot where you can join.
Cheers, Heather

At 8:55 on December 26, 2013, heather said…

Saw your comment about road debris. Most bicycle lanes are on arterial roads (DPTI) or in the City (ACC). Contact either:
-- Traffic Hazards, Transport, by email but if an urgent hazard like broken glass, phone 1800 018 313 (24-hr)
-- ACC,

At 10:37 on November 24, 2013, heather said…

Simpson, considering your interest in cyclist safety, another invite to join my advocacy groups. The newsletter BUG News focuses on cyclist and road safety.

At 22:30 on November 10, 2013, Gawler Wheeler said…

Hi from the Gawler Wheelers,

Welcome to the Adelaide Cyclists Website !

The Gawler Wheelers are a road cycling group based in Gawler, South Australia.

A regular Social Group Ride is held every Saturday morning.

Check the various Event Calendars on this website for the next scheduled group ride as follows :

To join the Gawler Wheelers Group, just click the 'Join Gawler Wheelers' button.

This special 'Join Gawler Wheelers' button (an inactive copy is shown below) appears in the upper right hand corner of the ➨ Gawler Wheelers Group Page.

All riders are welcome.
(age 16+ only)

Gawler Wheelers Contact Info

At 15:36 on November 10, 2013, heather said…

To join a group, use a link like
or find on the AC hub under Groups. On a group web page, near the top right corner, is a spot where you can join. Once a member, you can quickly find the group under 'My Page' and 'My Groups'.
Cheers, Heather

At 20:23 on November 9, 2013, heather said…

Hi Simpson,
Welcome to Adelaide Cyclists.
Do you commute into or cycle around the City? An invite to join Adelaide BUG (Bicycle User Group) and receive the free newsletter BUG News.
I coordinate five AC groups:
– Adelaide BUG
– Prospect BUG
– Look For Cyclists
– Vote For Cyclists
– Stolen Bicycles Adelaide
Cheers, Heather


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