It's all about respect:
When we head out for a spin - whether it's getting to work, rolling with the crew, or taking a group out we always try to ride with respect. That's respect for our other riders, the community, the environment, and other road users.
That's why we take our rubbish, attempt to consider our impact on the locals, and give a thank you wave when appropriate. Matt from The Climbing Cyclist puts it beautifully:
"I think it’s important to remember that cyclists are the most vulnerable of all road users and every time we go for a ride we place our lives in the hands of strangers. The greater the respect those strangers have for us cyclists the better.
Again, this isn’t about telling you what to do when you’re riding on the road. It’s about what I’m going to do to ensure that I’m sharing the road and doing what I can to show motorists (and others) that cyclists can be respectful".
To check out the full article, head to: http://theclimbingcyclist.com/sharing-the-road-and-leading-the-way/
To read about the #leadtheway campaign the Hells 500 crew are involved in, visit: https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/bikes-and-riding/95163/