Tracey Gaudry

We have licences for ducks, upland game and fishing so why not cyclists?

Oh just a minute…when they were talking about licences for cyclists I thought they meant hunting licences…silly me.

A cycling safety group has advised ACT politicians against introducing a licensing scheme for cyclists.

Representatives of the Amy Gillett Foundation appeared before a legislative committee inquiry into vulnerable road users on Monday.

The foundation’s chief executive, former international cyclist Tracey Gaudry, said the group did not believe cyclists should have to gain licences to ride on the road.

“From our research there is insufficient evidence to determine that there are safety benefits to be gained through bicycle registration or licensing,” Ms Gaudry said.