Centre for Road Safety

large group of riders before the start of Tour Da Country in Albury.

Long ride promotes safety

The Tour Da Country event is a partnership between Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services to support and promote bike safety awareness in regional and remote Aboriginal communities.

Each November, the bike ride visits different areas across the state. The 2015 tour started in Wollongong and visited communities at Moss Vale, Campbelltown, Penrith, the Blue Mountains and La Perouse, before returning to Lake Illawarra.

Presentations were delivered to each community on healthy lifestyles choices and the importance of wearing high visibility clothing while riding, as well as fitting lights to the front and rear of bicycles.

To support the tour each rider was provided with:

  • Helmets featuring Aboriginal designs
  • Water bottles
  • Bicycle lights
  • Bright coloured clothing

The program helps raise awareness about bike safety in Aboriginal communities and is welcomed in the areas the tour visits.