We're not just cyclists - CT man turns punch-up with driver into safety message

Cape Town man Ryan Fowler has used a recent altercation with a motorist to raise awareness about cycling safety.

He is organising a short ride up Rosmead Avenue at 9am on Saturday morning in a bid to inspire humanity, respect and kindness among all road users.

Read: 'CT's transport crisis a great opportunity to make cycling an every day thing'

Fowler was punched in the face by a motorist last week and chose to track the driver down for a meet-up, instead of laying charges.

The incident happened at an intersection, after Fowler confronted the man about driving dangerously close to him.

Read more: New route launched for cyclists in Mother City

Fowler says the aim of the ride is to raise positive awareness about cycle safety.

He also wants to make motorists aware that that they should only pass cyclists when there is one metre or more between them.

The ride will start at Corner Ottery Road and Rosmead Avenue.

Cyclists are encouraged to come wearing a sign or label that describes them e.g 'Dad', 'Husband','Friend' or 'Daughter'.

I'm cycling home daily and I'm often overtaken dangerously close by motorists.

Ryan Fowler

I feel it's my duty to educate motorists when I have the opportunity so I approached this guy when I caught with him at a traffic light.

Ryan Fowler

We had discussions that were uncomfortable, apologies were said and we got together for a beer.

Ryan Fowler

Let's try and see each other as, not just cyclists or motorists, but as human beings, as people, as dads, husbands and whatever we are in life.

Ryan Fowler

I'm not just a cyclist. I'm a dad.

Ryan Fowler

Take a listen to the inspiring story:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Will Cape Town stadium be the official home for Western Province Rugby?

Will Cape Town stadium be the official home for Western Province Rugby?

Facilities Management at City of Cape Town Stuart Diamond explains why they are welcoming the move of WCR to Cape Town stadium.

Mokonyane to accelerate digital migration, announces July 2020 as deadline

Mokonyane to accelerate digital migration, announces July 2020 as deadline

Minister Nomvula Mokonyane announced plans to migrate to broadcast digital terrestrial TV at a media briefing held in Pretoria.

New route launched for cyclists in Mother City

New route launched for cyclists in Mother City

MEC Alan Winde says the 'Cycle Tour 364' will be marketed to locals and tourists as a must-do cycle experience.

'CT's transport crisis a great opportunity to make cycling an every day thing'

'CT's transport crisis a great opportunity to make cycling an every day thing'

Open Streets co-founder Marcela Guerrero Casas shares her thoughts on how Cape Town can become more cycle-friendly.

New mobile app a 'must' for cyclists

New mobile app a 'must' for cyclists

Sec-U-Med is a mobile application which dispatches emergency assistance at the touch of a button.

Area where cyclist was stabbed to death is crime 'hotspot'

Area where cyclist was stabbed to death is crime 'hotspot'

The man, in his sixties, was stabbed to death in Fish Hoek on Tuesday morning.

Popular articles
News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

A News24 investigation has exposed how some of South Africa's biggest companies have been advertising on fake news websites.

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

Anton Fourie says he used his phone to record the interaction to create awareness of what is going on in the community.

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Malema has accused the rogue unit of still being operational and Pravin Gordhan of working in the background against the EFF.

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Cheryl Zondi is testifying against Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is accused of rape and human trafficking in his Durban church.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.