MP Dennis Tan

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport whether larger cycling groups are allowed or encouraged to conduct their rides in multiple groups of five cyclists in single file, or 10 cyclists riding abreast, following at a distance while travelling on the same route and at the same time.

Mr S Iswaran: Under the Road Traffic (Bicycles) Rules, cycling groups riding on roads are required to limit their group size to a maximum length of five bicycles, and two abreast. This means a maximum group size of five cyclists if riding in single file, or ten cyclists if riding two abreast on roads where they are permitted to do so, such as those which have two or more lanes in the same direction. Larger cycling groups are required to organise themselves such that they adhere to these requirements when riding on roads. These groups are encouraged to maintain a minimum safe distance of approximately two lamp posts or 30 metres between groups. Cyclists who flout the rule on cycling group size are liable for maximum penalties of up to a $1,000 fine and a three-month jail term.

Ministry of Transport
9 May 2022

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