Annual “Stop Fining Healthy Transport” Ride

We are planning to hold our annual ‘Stop Fining Healthy Transport’ ride in Melbourne in support of helmet law reform on Saturday 13th March.  At this stage, due to Covid-19 restrictions, outdoor gatherings are limited to 20 people, which would impact on our ability to hold the event. However, it is expected that numbers will be raised after the 26th February.

Helmet laws continue to be a barrier to safe everyday cycling.  It is now over thirty years since Australia went it alone on this one, and remains to this day the only place in the world where adults are regularly fined (and fined large sums) for practicing this socially, environmentally and personally healthy form of transport.  We want to see an end to this stupidity.

This year, we are focusing less on protest, and more on growing our community. We are asking people to bring a friend in support of this aim.

Details of the ride are as follows:

Date: Saturday 13th March
Start: Meeting at 10.30 for an 11.00am start
Place: 815 Nicholson St. Nth. Carlton, outside Park Dining on the Capital City Trail

We will follow a similar route as previous years, but keeping almost entirely to off road paths. Again, we will end at Abbotsford Convent.

Please put the date in your calendar if you are able to participate.  Should there be any changes due to changed Covid restrictions, we will let you know.

You can contact me directly by email at if you have any questions or need more information.

If you are not in Victoria, check our website for rides in other states closer to the date.

Alan Todd
Vice President
Freestyle Cyclists Inc.

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