David Lee wrote:David Lee from the Amy Gillett Foundation said he was not surprised by the backlash from members of the cycling fraternity.
“I can understand that there would be minority groups in the cycling community that would take exception to [his role in a road safety campaign],” Mr Lee said.
But he added he was hopeful that Warne would make a public statement to try to calm the situation, to make the road safer for both drivers and cyclists.
“At the end of the day everyone, either on two wheels or four, deserves to get home safely,” Mr Lee said.
There is merit in this reponse, why fight when you can consolidate?
If Shane Warne has been a bad boy but is now advocating road safety - surely this is positive change. Not only does he now have a higher level of responsibility when driving, as a public and influencial person this could have an overall positive effect to change the mind-set of motorists who may have previously not displayed Commonsense, Care and Courtesy to Cyclists sharing the roads.