Mad Cycologists secretary Roy Sutherland-Fraser doesn’t agree with the idea of registering of cyclists.
Mad Cycologists secretary Roy Sutherland-Fraser doesn’t agree with the idea of registering of cyclists. Mike Knott

Bike rego dispute alive in Bundy

A TIFF between Shane Warne and a cyclist has sparked a national debate over whether bikes should be registered - and Bundaberg is not immune to the argument, with some supporting the idea and others labelling it as "overkill".

Mad Cycologists secretary Roy Sutherland-Fraser said there was often a lot of animosity towards cyclists on Bundaberg roads.

"We've got to share the roads," he said.

"I've had stuff thrown at me and had cars come really close."

Mr Sutherland-Fraser said making cyclists register their bikes was a bad idea.

"There's so much regulation as it is," he said.

"We're already doing the right thing by cutting down on pollution and trying to be healthy. We all own cars and pay registration anyway."

Bundaberg Vintage Vehicle Club secretary Ian Jefferys said while he could not speak for other club members, he would like cyclists to be more identifiable.

"For all their intentions of saving the planet, a lot tend to ride with a degree of carelessness," he said.

"The problem is only a small percentage, but the ones doing the wrong thing are out there."

Mr Jefferys said one of his main gripes was bicycle riders who weaved in and out of

traffic.

"Some do take risks and they need to realise that motor vehicles are a lot bigger than them," he said.

"Obviously they wouldn't cause as much wear and tear on the roads as a B-double so I'm not suggesting they pay a lot."

Bundaberg police Inspector Kev Guteridge said cyclists were "more than entitled" to use the roads.

"People need to be respectful of others," he said.



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