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Riders warned on pothole repair program

A pothole repair program being carried out throughout NSW, and possibly other states, could be a danger to riders, says the NSW Motorcycle Council president Steve Pearce. His warning follows recent reports from riders of crashes in potholes fixed by a new process that leaves ball-bearing-sized gravel on the surface. So far, the potholes have …

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Melting tar claims first crash victim Mt Glorious costly repair bitumen

Riders ‘reassured’ over melting bitumen

A recent incident in which melting bitumen caused traffic chaos on a North Queensland road is not the same as the molten tar that caused at least one rider to crash on Mt Glorious last year, says the Main Roads Department. Main Roads was recently forced to close the Malanda-Milla Millaa Road on the Atherton …

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Lions Rd crash loose gravel repair

Crashed rider seeks Sportster repair

A Gold Coast rider who fell in thick and loose gravel on the Lions Rd on the NSW-Queensland border says she plans to “take action” to pay for the repair of her Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster. Robyn Love was riding fourth in a group of 34 riders from the Gold Coast Cruiser Club last Saturday (23 …

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Lions Rd crash loose gravel

Lions Rd loose gravel ‘being fixed’

Thick and loose gravel that caused a Gold Coast rider to fall off her Harley-Davidson on the Lions Rd on the NSW-Queensland border is being fixed. Kyogle Council Director Assets and Infrastructure Services Tony Lickis told us today that “crews are currently in attendance” and the gravel swept away. The incident occurred on Saturday on …

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Riders warn governments on ‘safety’ barriers

Governments which install roadside barriers that are potentially lethal to riders could be criminally culpable for any deaths or injuries, warns the Motorcycle Advocacy Group (MAG). The group points out that there are registration and ongoing requirements for engineers involved in roadworks and failure to take into consideration the safety of motorcyclists would constitute a …

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Lions Rd Lions TT bridge roadworks police motorcycles reopened

Lions Rd reopened, but no more Lions TT?

The famous Lions Rd on the Queensland-NSW border has reopened after 18 months of bridgeworks, but it will never be suitable for a Lions TT, say Kyogle Council representatives. The official launch of the bridgework was held this week and the road is again suitable for all types of motorcycles. One small patch of gravel …

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Reservations about reduced speeds and barriers

Riders have expressed reservations about the possibility of speed reductions and unsafe barriers in impending roadworks on Brisbane’s most famous motorcycling road. Transport and Main Roads has contacted members of the Motorcycle Advocacy Group (Qld) to advise they are starting design work on $11.3 million worth of roadworks projects in the Mount Glorious region. They say the …

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Rider successfully sues over roadworks crash

Rider successfully sues over roadworks crash

A rider has successfully sued his local council and a traffic management company for compensation to repair his Triumph Rocket III after crashing in gravel left on roadworks. Unfortunately, both claims came with non-disclosure clauses, so we can’t name the rider, council, and company, nor imply liability to any party. However, the rider is keen …

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Flare app notes bad road surfaces

An app that notes potholes and other road dangers to alert other riders and the local authorities could be extended from UK cyclists to motorcycle riders around the world. Many riders complain to their mates about potholes, “tar snakes”, lateral cracks, bumps and other poor road maintenance, but few do much about alerting councils and …

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Lions Rd bridgework complete

Lions Rd finally reopened as bridgework ends

Bridgework on the Lions Rd on the Queensland/NSW border is now complete after 16 months and the road is finally reopened to through traffic. However, Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland warns motorists there are still some unsurfaced areas that riders should treat with caution, especially if wet. “Please drive to the conditions as the approaches have …

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