Well they did break a number of laws. A talking to by the police (rather than fines) was a good outcome.
Of course a better outcome would have been a brief on road rules before setting out.
Well the organisers will need to rethink how they do it, because the briefings weren't very effective.
The first briefing should probably include something that makes pro international cyclists aware of the generally negative perception around cycling in Australia, and that doing dumb things like what we got to see in the video does nothing to make Australians think positively about cyclists.
Second officer mentions the group 'cutting between cars and buses' at 6.36 I presume he's talking about when they were filtering stationary traffic?
It looks to me like they are cutting in front of the black car at 0:44, passing between it and the bus. There's empty space in front of that car so presumably it wants to move forward, but can't because of the bicycles cutting in front of it.
But anyway, there are a number of other offences which are beyond dispute.
My point is that it isn't 'cutting up' it is legal filtering surely?
I don't think so. Filtering is when the traffic is banked up and can't move. But traffic wasn't banked up: that black car had lots of space in front of it, and it sure looks like it would move forward if there weren't cyclists cutting in front of it.
Or to put it another way: when a vehicle is able to move forward, another vehicle can't legally cut in front of it.
I liked the phone getting slipped back into the jersey pocket as the police car pulled alongside. I guess the police didn't see that. Lots of comments over on youtube.
Bloody terrible isn't it? Like the pictured hardened criminals above, Team Sky deserve the full weight of the law brought to bear - a bit of jail time might sort them out.
Shortly after this picture got taken, they walked a long way backwards off a short pier festooned with warning signs, got stung by poisonous jellyfish then munched on by crocodiles and got flown home in body bags. All because they didn't get safety.
No one is calling for jail. But yes, any cyclist who takes a selfie of herself while riding on the road deserves a fine.
None of the offences endangered themselves or anyone else, so I'd say they're minor. Altough they had the potential to do harm and that is the whole point of stopping them.
They were just asking to be pulled over! Any cop in ADL would know there's a 'No right turn' sign at that intersection on King William. Anyone who even jaywalks knows not to do it right in front of a police vehicle (sitting in the opposite lane at the red light). From there it was just a matter of adding up every other infringement.