Mass march on 10 November to promote cyclist road safety and commemorate deaths of 2 cyclists killed in Edenvale

08 November 2018 | From Arrive Alive

The Edenglen Cycling Club (ECC) has been informed by the authorities that it is permitted to hold a march in the town centre this Saturday 10 November 2018.

Said ECC joint chairman Samantha Gailey - "We are really saddened to have lost two of our members in accidents in October 2018. We believe something must be done to avoid further deaths. We have for some time been aware of the lack of awareness on the roads of drivers, who through no fault of their own, have not been taught about the relationship between cyclists and motorists on the roads. We find that cyclists who drive, drive in a markedly different way when encountering cyclists on the road, than do non-cyclist drivers. 

Lack of understanding creates division. We want to start to build understanding between motorists and cyclists who must, of necessity, share the roads. Hence our public march this Saturday entitled, CYCLISTS ARE PEOPLE TOO. The insulation of a driver in a vehicle tends to dehumanise those around the driver, especially in crime-ridden Gauteng. We seek to publicly show that cyclists are people - husbands, mothers, sisters, children, salesmen, doctors, teachers and the like. In humanity and humility, we find mutual respect for each other, and we want to demonstrate this.

We call on all caring people to join us on Saturday 10 November 2018, at corner Van Riebeek and Andries Pretorius Streets in Edenvale, we will gather at 10am and follow a procession through the streets of Edenvale. Join us in our quest - we seek to build bridges with motorists, not burn them".

The Edenglen Cycling Club is a non-profit voluntary organisation representing in excess of 200 members and their families and organises marshalled club rides starting at the Malagueta Restaurant in Hurlyvale, every Saturday and Sunday morning. 

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