Bicycle Network: Members
Your rights on a bike
What is Riders' Rights support?
Your rights on the road are not obvious. The Riders' Rights Officer and Maurice Blackburn work closely together to support Bicycle Network members, providing access to legal advice and support for any of your riding concerns.
You may have heard that one of the benefits of membership is Riders’ Rights. Should you ever be involved in a incident, we’d like you to contact the Riders’ Rights Officer, to assist you and to ensure your rights are upheld. We know that not all incidents are being reported, particularly if there are no significant injuries or damage to property.
The Riders’ Rights Officer takes down all the details of your incident so that the following can occur:
- Advise you of all entitlements under the member insurance and send out claim forms and related documents. Members are covered for personal injury and third party liability
- If you have property damage, members are able to access a letter of demand template and will receive follow up assistance from our lawyers at Maurice Blackburn free of charge
- If your incident involves a motor vehicle, public liability and/or the road rules, we will refer to you our lawyers at Maurice Blackburn for expert advice
- Bicycle Network create a database of road incidents to identify blackspots and prevent future incidents through working with local councils and road authorities
- Bicycle Network can identify the major causes of incidents and use that information to educate riders so the incidents can be avoided in future
Contact our Riders' Rights officer today
Are there bike laws that confuse you?
Our partner law firm Maurice Blackburn explain the road rules and what it means for you.
Maurice Blackburn's Senior Associate Carolyn Kovac explains.
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
Who are the TAC and what do they have to do with bike riders?
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is a Victorian Government-owned organisation set up in 1986.
The role of the TAC is to pay for treatment and benefits for people injured in transport accidents. It is also involved in promoting road safety in Victoria and in improving Victoria's trauma system.
If you have been injured in a crash involving a motor vehicle, you may be eligible to make a claim with the TAC.
Find out more.
If you would like assistance or legal advice, contact our Riders' Rights Officer.
‘Doorings’ are becoming an all-too familiar cause of bike vs car incidents, with our statistics showing that the number of dooring incidents have doubled. This is one experience we want our members to miss out on.
Frequently Asked Questions
When a bike rider is injured as a result of a motor vehicle, they may be eligible to submit a claim with the TAC. Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have provided us with frequently asked questions and answers.
Riders' Rights Case Study: Martin
30 January 2014
Riders' rights case study: Michelle
Bicycle Network member Michelle found that getting over her physical injuries was just the first hurdle she had to face in recovering from her crash with a motor vehicle.