Newman State Government is proposing to extend its anti-bikie laws to ban lycra-clad cyclists.
Newman State Government is proposing to extend its anti-bikie laws to ban lycra-clad cyclists. Contributed

Newman bans cyclists from riding together in colours

THE Newman State Government is proposing to extend its anti-bikie laws to ban lycra-clad cyclists riding in packs.

"Bikies wearing colours are prohibited from associating with each other, so we only think its fair cyclists should also be banned from riding in packs," a spokesman said.

"Cyclists would still be able to ride together if they aren't wearing lycra.''

This decision comes after police were given the green light last year to arrest bikies for any offence, no matter how minor, as part of tough new legal reforms to put criminal motorcycle gang members behind bars.

Under tough new legislation, members of criminal motorcycle clubs will be denied bail when they are charged with any offence, no matter how minor.

But now it isn't only bikies being targeted, it is cyclists also. 

A man from a Brisbane cyclists club, who wished to remain anonymous, said these new laws would  wreak havoc all over Queensland.

"I can't believe this is going ahead, can you imagine police arresting hundreds of cyclists?"

"Surely they can't be serious."

Motoring groups have hailed the move as a fantastic move forward for road safety.

"It's been a constant struggle for motorists to constantly have to dodge these enormous bikes as they ride on the side of the road," said Queensland Motoring Safety spokesman Rob McGaskill.

"We've had reports of drivers being delayed by as much as five minutes on their daily commutes having to wait for these menaces.

"They're a threat to the safety of drivers everywhere and we're glad to see them taken off the road."



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