Melbourne cyclists stopped by police over lockdown rides by Matt de Neef, Cycling Tips

July 20th, 2020

This article from Cycling Tips may be helpful, at least in the short-term, until more information is provided by government with respect to how far we can ride.

Late last week the Victorian government introduced tighter restrictions for those who are exercising during the coronavirus lockdown. According to the new rules, residents of metropolitan Melbourne and nearby Mitchell Shire can only go “the minimum distance to achieve [their] exercise needs”. Meanwhile, it’s “unreasonable” to do “outdoor recreation where that type of exercise can be done closer to home.”

The new stance has created something of a conundrum for Melbourne’s cyclists: Read on...