Helmet Optional Protest Rides March 17th

Ride with us to remove helmet laws and get more people cycling.

  • Sydney 11.00am assembling in front of Centennial Homestead, Centennial Park. The ride will comprise 2 laps of Grand Drive and should be complete by 12.00.
    Facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/575934459422545/
    Enquiries contact Rudy Botha,  0488 497 484
  • Melbourne 11.00am assembling at Park Street Cafe, on the Capital City Trail, 815 Nicholson Street, Carlton . Feel free to arrive early for a coffee and socialise before the ride. The ride will be mostly on the Capital City Trail – duration around 1 hour, ending at the Abbotsford Convent. Welcome to socialise after the ride – there are many food venues at the Convent, or you may wish to bring a picnic.
    Facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/812922628908941/
    Enquiries contact Alan Todd, President Freestyle Cyclists Inc.  0400 502 325
  • Perth 11.00am Assembling at Maylands railway station. The ride is mostly on an off road path and goes to the Perth cultural Centre where there is good public space and a coffee bar.
    Facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/168149927147924/
    Enquiries Russell Lindsay, 0404 243 443
  • Brisbane 12.50pm for a 1.00 start. Ride commences at the Cultural Forecourt near the Wheel of Brisbane. Riders will travel over the Goodwill Bridge to the Botanic Gardens and back.
    Facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/2268158033409705/
    Enquiries contact Geoff McLeod 0438 808 345
  • Adelaide 2.30pm till 5.00pm Ride commences at Parliament House North Terrace and proceeds to Henley with a return to the CBD on the train from Grange station.
    Facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/374942299581684/
    Enquiries contact Sundance Bilson-Thompson 0412 254 511
  • Wellington 2.00pm Civic Square.
    Facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/121959151969743/
    Enquiries contact Jeremy Teague email jdtgeezer@hotmail.com

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Real Safety

Bikes shouldn’t have to mix with heavy, fast traffic. Separate bikes from cars on busy roads and watch cycling become more and more popular as a way of getting about.  In local streets, stop rat-running traffic – local roads are for local people not for short-cuts.

Helmet Laws Kill Cycling

Around one in five Australians cite helmet laws as the main reason they don’t ride a bike. Riding a bike is good for your health and saves the community money – that’s true whether or not you wear a helmet. The loss of health benefits from discouraging cycling alone outweighs any benefit from mandating helmets, and that’s before you factor in all the other benefits of cycling.

Crowdfunding court costs

Freestyle Cyclists and Upright Bicycle Riders of Australia invite you to contribute to our crowdfunding campaign to raise money to cover fines and court costs for anyone who takes a helmet fine to court.


If you are fined for not wearing a helmet, and you take it to court, we will pay your court costs and fine (subject to availability of our funds).

There is currently $1600 in the fund, and a number of cases pending, so please donate.

You can donate to the fund at gofundme.

Help us make bicycle riding normal in Australia again. Thank you for your support.

Join Freestyle Cyclists Inc

If you would like to be more involved, you can become a member of Freestyle Cyclists Inc, the not-for-profit incorporated governing body of Freestyle Cyclists. Membership costs $10 per year, and gets you an invite to our general meetings.  Click here to join.

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