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Dear Members,

With the COVID-19 isolation rules back in force, the WBUG committee have suspended official rides. Confirming that Whittlesea is part of Melbourne and the Restrictions apply.

The following Victorian Government exercise rules have been established for the safety of all for residents of Metropolitain Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire.

I live in Melbourne - can I exercise outside with someone who is not part of my household?

From 11:59pm on 8 July, changed gathering limits apply to the Melbourne metropolitan area and the Shire of Mitchell.

If you live in this area, you are only allowed to exercise outside with one other person, or members of your household.

In order to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the state, you cannot leave metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire to exercise. While exercising outside you should keep 1.5 metres distance between yourself and others and avoid sharing equipment.

I live in Melbourne. Can I participate in community sport?

No. You are only allowed to exercise outside with one other person, or members of your household.

While exercising outside you should keep 1.5 metres distance between yourself and others and avoid sharing equipment.

In order to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the state, you cannot leave metropolitan Melbourne or the Shire of Mitchell to exercise.

We look forward to seeing you on an official WBUG once restrictions are relaxed, until then a big wave if we pass on the bike track.

ref: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

ref: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updated-restrictions-1159pm-wednesday-8-july-covid-19

COVIDSafe App

Whittlesea BUG supports the use of the COVIDSafe App and askes that all riders have this enabled on their mobile devices.

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Team App

Whittlesea BUG uses Team App to register rides and communicate with members and riders.

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Changes to footpath cycling laws

Last Updated on October 16, 2019

Vicroads has introduced new bicycle laws that will make it easier for kids to cycle safely.

What's new?

  • Under 13 years can now ride on footpaths.
  • 13 years and older can accompany a person who is under 13 to ride on a footpath.
  • 18 years and above? You can now ride with a child in a child seat or pedalling on a hitch bike on the footpath.

vicroads cycling changes

For more info visit: http://bit.ly/35A6T24


Sponsors

Last Updated on September 18, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Bicycle Centre - South Morang has renewed its sponsorship of the Whittlesea BUG, and both Wilckens Roche Lawyers and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers are new sponsors of the Whittlesea BUG.

 

Bicylce Networks - Swapping Seats

Last Updated on December 4, 2018
 

The 'Swapping Seats' intitative by Bicycle Network sets out to raise awareness about how people walking and riding should position themselves around trucks and heavy vehicles.

The blind spots of heavy vechicles and trucks block out a lot more of the road than people who ride bikes realise.

As part of Bicycle Network's 'Swapping Seats' campaign bike riders at Around the Bay were invited to sit in the drivers seat of a truck, to get an understanding of which parts of the road and road users a truck driver can see (the video below).

Bicycle Network has a full write-up including suggestions on how to be seen by large vehicles or trucks, which can be read at the link, https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/our-campaigns/swapping-seats/.

 

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