Fall puts safety on forefront of minds

Wagga cyclists in Victoria cheery after falls

Wagga cyclists in Victoria cheery after falls

A Tarcutta man has been recovering in a Sydney hospital after a bad fall on a social ride in Tumut on April 2.

He didn’t break his neck as initially feared, but has been managing a spinal injury.

In light of the accident, a group of Wagga cyclists urged their children to take heed on steep terrain in Victoria over the Easter weekend.

“This is a prime example of how dangerous cycling can be, where someone who’s incredibly sensible has been injured,” Wagga Cycle Club spokesman Cameron Oke said.

“We told the kids, ‘you can’t be silly when you’re at Mt Hotham.’”

Despite warnings, a few kids had accidents – a 15 year-old broke his collarbone and a 17 year-old overextended his elbow.