New South Wales gets tough on Cyclists...  Including $106 for not having a bell on your bike!

On the plus side, drivers can now be fined for driving within 1m of a cyclist... although how this will be policed is unclear.

The change in laws was announced by NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay as part of a crackdown on cyclists who break road rules in the state.

From March 2016, riding without an ID will result in a $106 fine and not wearing a helmet or holding onto a moving car will cost $319, while running a red light will incur a $425 fine.

Mr Gay said carrying ID helped identify riders in an emergency or if they broke the road rules. Read More

Campbell Stewart has been named as a finalist for the Halberg Sports Awards in the Emerging talent category. 

"Four promising athletes have been selected for the emerging talent award include pole vaulter Eliza McCartney, who broke a world junior record in December, and double junior world champion track cyclist Campbell Stewart. Tall Black and New Zealand Breakers development player Tai Wynyard and Dylan Schmidt, who finished 10th at the Trampoline World Championships, are also shortlisted."

Michaela Drummond's world champion and record team pursuit team did not make the finals for the Team of the Year, in a tough category, which includes the All Blacks and the Black Caps.

The winners will be announced in Auckland on February 18.

For a full list of finalists click here.

 

Campbell Stewart has been nominated for the Emerging Talent category of the halberg awards.

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This year’s prize giving and social get together was held at Hotel Coachman where 100 members enjoyed a delicious BBQ before a welcome from Board Member John Van lienen and Chairman Steve Stannard.

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SimonV

After flying down to Southland which seemed like a long haul to London through the clouds of Mordor with extra turbulence thrown in, we arrived to the first major competition of our run-up to Rio de Janeiro Olympics. With continental titles on the line we knew the racing would be fierce from the Australians so we had to lay everything out there in the Team Sprint, Keirin, Kilometre TT, and the Individual Sprint.

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