A memorial ride to honour the memory of all cyclists killed whilst riding their bicycle will take in Melbourne on May 20, beginning at 10am, riding from Federation Square to Parliament House. The ride aims to gather media, celebrities and cycling advocates to raise awareness and respect of cyclists, and as a result, ride protocol is that riders should ride two abreast, stop at red lights, obey all traffic laws, with no corking and to move slowly at the speed of a funeral procession.
The ride is held as part of The worldwide Ride of Silence, which takes place in the US on May 17. Riders should meet at Federation Square footpath on the corner of Flinders St and St Kilda Rd, facing the Flinders Street Station for a 10am departure, with the ride taking in approximately 5-8km of CBD streets, plus several loops of Swanston, Collins, Elizabeth Street and Bourke Street.
More information is available at www.rideofsilence.org