Melbourne University Sport ran its first Bike Awareness Program sessions in July and August this year, with great success. The Program is designed for international students at the University of Melbourne and aims to educate international students about road rules for cyclists in Australia, particularly how these rules might differ from those in students' home countries.
The program comprises a road safety lecture delivered by John Prince from the Melbourne University Cycling Club. The lecture focuses on road rules and the differences between cycling overseas and in Australia, as well as covering the neccessity of bicycle lights and helmets which are legal requirements in Australia.
According to the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, there were 45 cycling fatalities on Australian roads in the 2017-18 financial year, compared to 25 in the previous financial year. Cycling safety is as important as ever, and MU Sport is committed to being a part of positive change.
MU Sport will be delivering a second session on Saturday 1 September and aims to run the program again in Semester 1 and 2 2019.
Click here to register September's FREE session.