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Old 02-07-18, 04:38 AM   #1
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2018 Indian Pacific Wheel Race cancelled

Sadly, the 2018 Indian Pacific Wheel Race has been cancelled. As explained in the press release below, the Coroner's Inquiry into Mike Hall's death is on-going and the organisers thought it better not to race while it was on.



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It is looking like it will be going ahead in an informal way if this article in the Sydney Morning Herald is anything to go by.
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What were the proposed "extra safety precautions"?
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https://www.indianpacificwheelrace.c...sked-questions

"How will you ensure that racers are visible on the road? Minimum requirements will be in place and enforced when it comes to visibility. This includes two independent front lights, two independent rear lights. Between 4:00pm and 8:00am local time or when visibility is poor, a reflective vest also has to be worn at these times while front and rear lights must be in use. A rear red reflector must be permanently fixed to the bicycle and a reflective ankle straps must be worn at all times. Use of reflective tape on the crank arms and seat stays is also part of requirements. As experienced cyclists, racers will know that it’s strongly recommended to wear bright clothing.

Racers will need to attend a pre-race safety check on the Thursday prior to the IPWR starts in order to be on the start line. Should they fail this safety inspection, they face warnings and removal from the race."

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"How will you ensure that racers are visible on the road? Minimum requirements will be in place and enforced when it comes to visibility. This includes two independent front lights, two independent rear lights. Between 4:00pm and 8:00am local time or when visibility is poor, a reflective vest also has to be worn at these times while front and rear lights must be in use. A rear red reflector must be permanently fixed to the bicycle and a reflective ankle straps must be worn at all times. Use of reflective tape on the crank arms and seat stays is also part of requirements. As experienced cyclists, racers will know that itís strongly recommended to wear bright clothing.
The requirements for this event apparently went from being pretty lax to becoming much stricter than an ACP-sanctioned brevet.
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They just need another race coordinator/sponsor that is less risk averse.
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