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Bikies congregate by the river

14 May 2013

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Before you go calling the police, you should know that these bikies prefer pedal power, and they’re not here to cause any trouble. At least that’s what they told ‘Southbank Local News’.

The COTA cyclists group is run for older people looking to connect and every second week the group heads off on a bike ride from Southbank.

COTA volunteer Janet Bennett told Southbank Local News that the group really enjoyed meeting in Southbank, given the convenience of the location.

“It’s just so central. We’ve got people coming in from all across Melbourne, so it makes sense to meet somewhere that isn’t too out of the way for anyone,” Ms Bennett said.

“It also helps that there are great cafes and restaurants here, for a morning coffee or a group lunch after our ride.”

Ms Bennett did have a suggestion for the council though.

“It would be just wonderful if the promenade itself had a bike lane in it, that’d make the place safer for riders and pedestrians.”

With money allocated from the CoM’s budget for the upgrade of bike paths around the city, Janet might just get her wish.

There might just be a bikie rebellion if she doesn’t!

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