Green areas for bikes at the lights
New safety areas for bikes at 3 intersections around Launceston: Elphin Rd/Cypress St (Scotch College), George Town Rd/Newnham Dve and Mowbray at Beatty St. These are worldwide-accepted treatments to make it safer for cyclists at intersections. When lights are red, you move into the green box in front of cars, to give you a safe place to wait and a highly visible head start on the cars, with "wobble room" as you get going. Cars must not stop in the green box.
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Road Rules Relating To Bike Lanes
With new bike lanes and infrastructure being deployed throughout Launceston at the moment, now is a good time brush up on the rules. Below is an excerpt of some of the Road Rules specifically related to cycling. Remember to check www.thelaw.tas.gov.au for more/updat
View Our Events On A Map
In case you're new to the area or are getting lost, you can now view the location of any of our events on a map! Just visit the Calendar page and click on an event to view its details. Read more...
Updated Road Rules For Cyclists
On 30 November 2009 there will be some changes to the road rules for cyclists. The changes are about bicycle passengers wearing an approved helmet and using the proper seat, and for cyclists turning from, and stopping in, bicycle storage areas at intersections with traffic signals. Read more on the DIER website below.
Sally's Ride Huge Success
Sally Fletcher and the Rotary team organised a fantastic event. Apparently
the number of participants (340) exceeded expectations (200-250). It was
great fun. We're looking forward to doing the Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge every year!
Use our Ride Grade Chart to decide which of our rides are suitable for you!
|1 - flat||A - leisurely (13-15kph)|
|2 - gentle grades||B - moderate (15-20kph)|
|3 - rolling hills||C - brisk to fast (20-25kph)|
|4 - mostly rolling hills, some steep climbs||D - workout (25+kph)|
|5 - steep hills, long climbs|
The Ride Description usually includes an approximate distance. For example, a ride rated at 3B40 is a 40km ride over rolling hills at moderate pace.
T-Bug organises heaps of different rides and events!
- social rides (including coffee, picnic and winery rides)
- family rides
- buddies for people getting going
- intermediate rides
- harder training rides
- history rides
- even rainy rides!
- slide nights
- moonlight rides
You can find details on specific rides and events on the Calendar page.
In addition you can find information on cycling in the Tamar Region such as common cycling routes, bike parking, and tips on safe cycling on the Local Resources page.