Get off the road you idiot!!

Mark Parton MLA rides a bike. Here is his story.

Get off the road you idiot!!, Mark Parton MLA, The Riot ACT, 25/4/2017

“I was out on the weekend riding around Tuggeranong. I’d ridden up Drakeford Drive from my home in Bonython before cutting across east on Sulwood Drive. “

Get off the road you idiot!!, Mark Parton MLA, The Riot ACT, 25/4/2017

This is a well known cycling disaster area.

“I took the roundabout at around 35kph and I was aware that there was a vehicle behind me, but in the right-hand lane as I approached the intersection.”

Get off the road you idiot!!, Mark Parton MLA, The Riot ACT, 25/4/2017

Roundabout on the corner of Sternberg Crescent and Erindale Drive.

“The motor vehicle was a big 4WD utility and it drew alongside me in the middle of the roundabout. The passenger window was open and I heard the driver yell out, “Get off the road you f***ing idiot”

Get off the road you idiot!!, Mark Parton MLA, The Riot ACT, 25/4/2017
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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

“I just don’t understand what is achieved by this bullying and intimidation.”

Get off the road you idiot!!, Mark Parton MLA, The Riot ACT, 25/4/2017

And concludes noting the health benefits of cycling.

“I’ve been back riding regular kilometres since mid-January, including some commuting to and from the city. I feel so much better for it and I’ve managed to lose 5kgs in the process. If 5% of the population followed my lead and did the same, the results would be remarkable.”

Get off the road you idiot!!, Mark Parton MLA, The Riot ACT, 25/4/2017
Angry cat.

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