Amongst the latest names to show their support for the Stayin’ Alive at 1.5 campaign are the recently elected Cycling Ireland president Ciaran McKenna and MTN-Qhubeka rider Matt Brammeier.
The aim of the campaign is to persuade the Irish Government to introduce a law which would require motorists to provide 1.5 metres of clearance to cyclists when overtaking.
McKenna was elected president of Cycling Ireland last month and has since met with the Stayin’ Alive at 1.5 team who described the meeting as being “very positive.”
Multiple Irish Road Race Champion Brammeier has also signed the petition as he posted the following message today: “I just took 30 seconds from my day to sign this petition. Be a good human and do the same. You may save a life!”
They join the likes of Nicolas Roche, Stephen Roche and Sean Kelly who have previously signed the petition.
You can sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/petition-for-a-minimum-overtaking-distance-when-drivers-overtake-bicycle-riders
You can also find out more about their campaign on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stayinaliveat1.5/