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Riding with the sharks: Serious leisure cyclist's perceptions of sharing the road with motorists

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posted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by J P O'Connor, Trent BrownTrent Brown
As serious leisure cyclists increase their presence on Australian public roads, there have been reports within the popular and mainstream literature of a growing tension between these cyclists and other road users. Until now, there has been limited research exploring the relationship between serious leisure cyclists and other road users as it pertains to issues of safety and motivations to cycle for leisure. This mixed methods research provides insights into a particular cohort of serious leisure cyclists and their experiences of sharing the roads with motorists. Analysis reveals a range of concerns amongst this sub-group, mediated by factors such as age, experience and environment. The paper calls for a differential focus on sub-groups of cyclists when considering policy formation, regulation and safe provision for cyclists on roads. © 2008 Sports Medicine Australia.



Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport






53 - 58



Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal