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COVID-19 Riding from the 27th October 2020

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

Key points

Restrictions are relaxed from Tuesday the 27th October 2020 for metropolitan Melbourne.

 

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

 

Exercise and Cycling

  • You can leave home for exercise but there are limits:

  • You must not travel more than 25km from where you live to exercise. 

  • You can exercise outdoors in a group of up to 10 people. A Trainer is allowed to this limit.

WBUG Recommends

Use our exercise time to get out and stay healthy, raise a hand or give a nod to your fellow cyclists, and be mindful everyones time on the cycle tracks is now precious.  If you have an exercise bike or a bike trainer at home keep up the schedule and perhaps join a virtual exercise class or follow an online workout.  VicHealth has an excellent website that outlines how exercise can help during the coronavirus.

Remember to pack some hand sanitiser containing at least 60 per cent alcohol and stay at least 1.5 metres away from to other people. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds as soon as you return indoors.

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/stage-4-restrictions-covid-19

ref: https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/be-healthy/exercise-covid-19

ref: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/summary-of-the-changes-to-restrictions-for-metropolitan-melbourne-and-regional-victoria

How far is 25km?

The ABC Online has an interactive map that shows a 25 kilometre circle around your home.

Type your address into the search bar and a circle will appear showing your five kilometre radius.

COVIDSafe App

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

covidsafe app help The COVIDSafe App can be downloaded here: 

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Team App

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

Team App Download Team App and search for "Whittlesea BUG" 

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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 Maurice Blackburn Lawyers are new sponsors of the Whittlesea BUG.

 

Bicycle 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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