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Shock as two cyclists are killed in Worcester

Shock as two cyclists are killed in Worcester

The Pedal Power Association is shocked and saddened at the death of two cyclists in Worcester on Thursday 9 January 2014. The two female cyclists were killed after being run over by a truck.

Madaleine van der Merwe and Mariana Steyl were training on their tandem for the 2014 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour.

“Their death could have been prevented if the new Western Cape regulations pertaining to cyclists’ s safety were followed,” said PPA chairman Steve Hayward. According to the new legislation, vehicles must maintain a minimum distance of 1m when passing cyclists.

“We will continue to fight for the rights of cyclists and their continued safety on the roads,” Hayward said.

* Listen to Steve Hayward and Robin Carlisle discussing safe cycling legislation on Voice of the Cape tonight (Friday), 21h20-22h00.