Cycling Safety Presentation

Given the amount of time we spend on a bike, there is a significant probability that our cycling career, or even our life, could end as a result of a serious crash or incident”. A cyclist’s risk of an injury requiring hospital treatment (per km travelled) is significantly greater than when in a motor vehicle. The more you cycle, the greater the risk.

The good news is that a little education can significantly reduce your risk. The better news is that this presentation can equip you with the knowledge needed. The best news is that this interactive, “multimedia” presentation is highly engaging and entertaining! 

What Happens at a Cycling Safety Presentation?  

The presentation, which lasts about 2 hours, is based on videos showing clips of common types of cycling accidents and hazards. There are tips on how to be a safe cyclist and what makes a “savvy” cyclist. The audience is invited to participate in a discussion of the incidents and a lively debate about the most effective responses. 

The focus is not at all on cycling law or who’s in the right in these accidents; it is all about learning to pay attention, identifying risk, and avoiding accidents. 

More and more, we hear cyclists saying “it’s a scary place out there.” This presentation aims to show you that if you understand where the dangers lie and how to avoid them, you can feel quite comfortable on your bike sharing the road with normal traffic. 

The video clips include: 

  1. The oblivious cyclist 
  2. “What makes a savvy cyclist?” 
  3. Five tips for safe cycling 
  4. Practice skills 
  5. Route selection 
  6. Ride conservatively 
  7. Dress for visibility 
  8. Rear light all the time 
  9. Road hazards 
  10. Potholes, etc. 
  11. Railroad tracks 
  12. Puddles 
  13. Left cross 
  14. Passing on the right 
  15. Right hook 
  16. Recklessness 
  17. Bike path 
  18. Children & animals 
  19. Dooring 
  20. Trucks 
  21. Road rage 
  22. Overtaking 
  23. SMIDSY (sorry mate, I didn’t see you) 
  24. How to see behind you, and why it’s critical 

Is there more information? 

  • Presentation dates: Presentations will be announced in a club announcement post. You can also check the OBC Calendar for specific clinic dates. 

  • Location: We usually hold the presentations in an auditorium. In the past we’ve used Council Room at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Nepean.  (But the location will be provided in the calendar entry for the specific session) 

  • Contact the Education Director for more information