Ride of Silence leader and avid cyclist Jimmie Campbell gives his bike a good check before the ride on Monday. CONTRIBUTED STORY CONTINUES BELOW THESE SALTWIRE VIDEOS Sharing is caring and participants in an upcoming cycling event will be riding to remind motorists that sharing the road is most important when it comes to road safety.
As part of Bike Safety Week, this coming Monday, June 12th, cyclists from all over Cape Breton will come together to take part in the 21st annual Ride of Silence. It is an event that was introduced over two decades ago to honour cyclists who have been killed or injured by accidents involving motor vehicles.
The international event invites cyclists from 12 countries over four continents to come together for a common cause.
In addition to being a moving memorial to those who have died or have been injured on their bike, the event also raises awareness regarding the importance of road safety.
During the approximately 10 km ride, cyclists will endeavour to remind motorists that it is important to be diligent and drive with care when cyclists are near.
The number of bikes on our roads continues to rise each year and it has never been more important to remind motorists that they have an obligation to share the road.
Cyclists ride for a number of reasons. Whether they are cycling for exercise, leisure activity or simply as a means to commute to work and back, they are aware that they are not alone on the roadJimmie Campbell […]