Old Pac gets more ‘safety barriers’

Rider ‘safety barriers’ installed on Old Pac

Riders will no longer be able to pull over on Eddies Corner on the Old Pacific Highway – or Old Pac – to take photos after the installation of barriers with special lower rails designed to protect motorcyclists. The long sweeping, constant radius corner is not only popular with riders, but also amateur and professional …

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Oxley Highway businesses event

Speed limit hits Oxley Highway businesses

Businesses on the Oxley Highway have been impacted since the speed limit on 44km of the eastern mountain section was cut from 100km/h to 80km/h in December 2017. Save the Oxley protestor Ken Healey says business is down and there were “not many bikes” around over Easter. “Groups are not coming as they use to,” …

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Rain plagues NSW-Qld border crossing Lions Rd detours closed

Lions Rd still closed over Easter weekend

Lions Rd will remain closed over the Easter weekend as continued rain creates delays in bridgework on the famous motorcycling road on the Queensland-NSW border. The popular road was closed most of 2017 and reopened in December 2017. However, there were dirt detours while the last three of seven wooden bridges are updated to modern two-lane …

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Rain plagues NSW-Qld border crossing Lions Rd detours closed

Rain plagues NSW-Qld border crossing

Lions Rd detours have been defended as heavy rain and roadworks on the Summerland Way are creating a dliemma for riders on the Queensland-NSW border. The popular motorcycle road was closed most of 2017 and reopened in December 2017. However, there is now a dirt detour while the last three of seven wooden bridges are …

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MCCNSW Steve Pearce submission to Ombudsman over Oxley highway speed highways

NSW highways to hell

There are few alternatives for riders travelling through north-east New South Wales at the moment with three major highways virtually off the list. Before Christmas 2017, the speed limit on the mountain section of the Oxley Highway tumbled 20km/h. Riders have been avoiding the road ever since. Gwydir Highway Now the Gwydir Highway has been …

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Indian Roadmaster Classic on the Oxley highway

Motorcycle crash statistics flawed

Motorcycle crash statistics cited to reduce speed on the Oxley Highway are flawed, leaving riders wondering how many other  crash statistics are also flawed. NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey this week announced that speed on 44km of the highway’s mountain section would be reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h from December 13, 2017. It follows a …

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Oxley highway white lines Problem flawed

Crossing white lines ‘worse than speed’

Drivers crossing double white lines is a bigger problem than speeding on the Oxley Highway and other popular motorcycle routes, say riders. The 44km mountain section of the famed motorcycle route will be slashed from 100 to 80km/h starting on December 13, 2017. Read about the decision here. Riders say a much bigger problem is …

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Oxley Highway hillclimb speed reductions RMS safety standard limits moto fest

‘Dictatorship’ cuts Oxley Highway speed

A “dictatorship” has cut the speed on 44km of the Oxley Highway from 100km/h to 80km/h with no negotiation, says a rider representative. Save the Oxley Campaign founder Ken Healey says he and various stakeholders were called to a meeting with NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey at noon today to discuss the changes. “Straight away …

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Tex and Bundy on the Save the Oxley ride - Motorcycle Friendly Town (Photo: Keoghs Vision Photography) reprieve - blitz battle

Riders to lose Oxley speed battle?

Riders seem set to lose their battle against speed reductions on the Oxley Highway with the mountain section to decrease as much as 20km/h. The details of the proposal have not yet been made public. However, the Roads and Maritime Services told us their speed review along a 44km section of the Oxley Highway between Long …

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Oxley Highway speed review cameras- Oxley Highway may set safety benchmark battle event

Oxley Highway awaits speed review

Recently announced roadworks and safety initiatives on the famed Oxley Highway in NSW do not mean the speed review has been cancelled. A Roads and Maritime Services spokesman told us the Oxley Highway Speed Zone Review is “still being finalised”. We’ve been told the speed review is “imminent” for the past year.  RMS had planned to …

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