13 December 2012 , 6:35 PM by nicole gundi

 

Declaring War on Cyclists: That’s what Daniel Meers from the Gold Coast Bulletin’s been doing.

He recently wrote an article calling for a police crack down on bad bike behaviour and suggested bicycles be registered.

But he also labelled cyclists as arrogant road hogs who are a law unto themselves.

Daniel’s comments prompted a heated exchange on social media.

Sara Carrigan is an Olympic road cycling gold medallist and operator of a learn to ride cycling school on the Gold Coast.

She spoke to Tom Forbes who asked her if Daniel’s comments were warranted?

Sara’s comments here:

Tom also asked Daniel if he was surprised by the response to his article?

Daniel’s comments here:

Link to original article on ABC Gold Coast 13/12/2012 by Nicole Gundi titled “Declaring War on Cyclists”: http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2012/12/declaring-war-on-cyclists-.html

Link to original article written in Gold Coast Bulletin 12/12/2012 by Daniel Meers titled “Time to curb pedal power: http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2012/12/11/443482_daniel-meers-opinion.html