Lukeyboy wrote: If you can't ride a bike fast enough in a 60kph zone in the middle lane of a built up area and then claim the lane (abeit riding to the left or bang in the middle) they shouldn't even be on that section of road in the first place. In Queensland its legal to ride on the footpath. Either try to match the speed of the traffic around you/posted speed limit or find a new route through that area/ride along the footpath to rejoin futher up the road instead of dordling blind in the middle lane.
Why should a cyclist have to travel on a footpath, where the safe speed would probably be <10km/h, instead of on a road where they can do 30km/h+?
The speed limit isn't a minimum, it's a maximum safe speed for that road and there is no law saying you have to go at the speed limit.