Cycling hate is on the rise.
personally I don’t think we have as many bogans as QLD or WA….yet.
I haven’t been abused on the road much lately (I get more abuse from those I ride WITH)
how about others?
A “bogan brigade” backlash – including online death threats – has targeted Queensland safe cycling campaigners
Sunshine Coast man Cam Frewer told nine.com.au his Facebook page – Drive Safe, Pass Wide – has drawn intimidating responses.
He says his page aims to educate cyclists and drivers about how to share roads safely. But it has provoked a fierce trolling campaign.
“If I ever see you on your f—-t f—ing bike, I’ll deadset run you over k—”, a recent online threat said.
Another troll wrote: “Who the f— do you think you are? Come ride in front of me and I’ll run you over and reverse back to finish you. F— off the road you muppet or watch what happens.”
Cam Frewer, left, founder of Drive Safe, Pass Wide, and, right, the 2017 ‘die-in’ held in central Brisbane to protest injuries and fatalities to Qld bikers. (Supplied/AAP).
Mr Frewer said he was disappointed by the response to his efforts to halt cycling injuries and deaths on Queensland roads.
“It’s quite confronting. I go out the way to show how I am trying to educate all road users – not just drivers.