Sunday, 22 March 2009

Cycling in Canada

RCMP on Vancouver Island have decided not to charge a group of elite cyclists — including Olympic triathlon medallist Simon Whitfield and some Olympic hopefuls — after some of them were struck by a car on the weekend.

The group could have been charged with failing to bicycle in single file, which contravenes the Motor Vehicle Act, but police said Wednesday they determined the drivers and riders involved in the accident were all at fault.

Many in the group of about 20 cyclists were struck by a car passing them during their weekly ride Saturday morning.