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Cycling

The Snowy Mountains region is an amazing place to enjoy road cycling at every fitness level. The quality road surfaces, incredible views, light traffic loads and challenging climbs are all a great attraction for roads cyclists.

Cycling Clubs and the community as a whole promotes cycling in the Snowy Mountains region and encourages safe cycling. Applying some cycling etiquette over and above the actual road or track rules plays a very important part in sustainable, fun and above all, safe cycling.

The Snowy Mountains is also the location for the L'Etape Australia to be held on 3rd December 2016. Check out the amazing course routes below.

L'Etape Australia Course Route Snowy Mountains

Tips for Riders

  • Never ride more than two abreast.
  • Only ride two abreast if it is safe and sensible to do so – especially consider many of our roads with winding blind corners.
  • Obey the road rules.
  • Give a polite wave to motorists who give a particularly wide birth to you or wait behind you for a suitable overtaking location.
  • Signal upcoming pot holes to fellow cyclists following in a bunch.
  • Notify others in your bunch of traffic behind the group or approaching from the front, particularly on the thinner country roads.
  • Use a good quality red flashing rear light even during the day.

Tips for Motorists

  • Pass a cyclist(s) at a safe width.
  • If you are travelling with a caravan, remember it is wider than your vehicle so give an wider passing width.
  • If there is oncoming traffic on a thinner part of the road, take the few seconds to slow and wait for passing to be safe.
  • Give a short press of your horn as you are about to pass cyclists (sometimes it’s hard to hear vehicles behind).
  • After passing cyclists don’t cut in too soon in front of them.
  • Be mindful that often the shoulder of the road has debris and is rougher than the traffic line therefore not safe to ride on.

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