A surprise guest, the Mike Hall inquest and other news: Val and Faith are surprised by a visit from a random listener, Allan, so we invite him to join us on the show. We all share our bike moments before kicking off the program with some news. The 30kph trial has started in the City of Yarra while in the Netherlands, Dutch cyclists are facing a mobile phone ban. The Mullum Mullum trail extension has opened and Australia scores a silver at the World Championships. The TAC reinstates cover for cyclists who are involved in accidents with stationary vehicles.

We take a look at Jenica Brooke’s excellent analysis of the Buckley Street Level Crossing Removal and the dire consequences for cyclists, read the whole thing here.  Discussion turns to the Mike Hall inquest held this past week in Canberra over three days. While we wait for the Coroner’s findings in January we touched upon the police investigation and the gracious response of Patricia Hall, Mike’s mother. We also take a look at reports from an inquiry into the Australian National Road Safety Strategy and the failure to improve safety on Australian roads.

We finish with a reminder about the upcoming Ride to Work Day celebrations at WeCycle in Northcote, to be held AFTER work!