Tim’s Ride is per­sonal for New­man

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

CON­CERN about cy­clist safety sparked Curtin Univer­sity trans­port sus­tain­abil­ity guru Peter New­man’s first en­try into the fourth an­nual Tim’s Ride for char­ity this week­end.

Prof New­man, who will take part in the ride along the west­ern sub­urbs coast­line on Satur­day, said his con­cern was in­spired by per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence.

“We don’t have a cul­ture of re­spect for cy­clists in WA ,” he said.

Prof New­man is a first cousin to the fa­ther of Tim An­der­son (27), who the ride re­mem­bers after he was killed by a drunk driver in a hit and run while train­ing on his bike in Mos­man Park in 2012.

Prof New­man said he knew Tim well, and asked all road users to treat cy­clists with re­spect on the roads and when over­tak­ing.

Rid­ers’ do­na­tions from the event will fund the Youth Fo­cus-man­aged Tim’s Schol­ar­ship, which helps young peo­ple who may have suf­fered trauma to go through univer­sity.

This year’s event has a 26km pelo­ton route, and a coastal 12km ride for fam­i­lies, both of which start and fin­ish at Har­vey Field, Cottes­loe.

Rid­ers in the two routes will meet at Tim’s Me­mo­rial on Curtin Av­enue for a sunset cer­e­mony.

Pic­ture: Jon Bas­sett

Trans­port guru Peter New­man is tak­ing part in Tim’s Ride. Visit www.tim­sride.com.au for more in­for­ma­tion.

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