February 22, 2008 — The Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club hosted a safe cycling advocacy meeting on February 5, headlined by safety advocate Eleanor McMahon, who is pushing for stiffer penalties for aggressive drivers. She is also calling for increased cycling infrastructure and the formation of a provincial cycling organization to work with government to make the sport safer throughout the province.
McMahon is passionate about her cause largely due to a personal tragedy that changed her life in 2006, when her husband, OPP Sgt. Greg Stobbart, was struck by a motorist and killed while he was cycling.
Click here to read the full article in the Era-Banner (York Region, Ontario).
Click here to read Eleanor McMahon’s presentation (PDF).