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Safety Warning

Mon, 18 January 2016

Highway at Hokitika End of Ross Rail Line:

Some cyclists are reporting near misses with trucks on this short piece of highway that you have to cross. TAKE CARE. Walk your bike on the grass berm.

This is especially an issue if you are cycling from Ross to Hokitika. If you ride from the end of the rail line onto the sealed highway and then up the Hill you are on a blind corner. Trucks like to approach this hill with a bit of speed on. But the hill is on a curve and its a blind corner so to pass you they still like to stay close to the outside of their lane....which is where you are.  It is safest to get off your bike and walk it up this short section of the main highway to the turn off onto the Rimu Road section of the trail.

Posted by Paul

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