Canadian cyclists in clinic

Two Canadian women and a man from Lower Austria have been hospitalised after crashing into each other on their bikes.Police in Lienz, East Tyrol, said today (Thurs) the holidaymakers from overseas were going at high speed on their racing cycles when they collided with the Baden-based man on Tuesday.The trio sustained undisclosed injuries in the crash. They are recovering at a local hospital.Meanwhile, several cycling associations have criticised Social Democratic (SPÖ) Traffic Minister Doris Bures over a new law.The minister managed to get the parliamentary green light for a ruling which enforces every cyclist younger than 12 to wear a helmet.The organisations argued the government coalition of SPÖ and the People’s Party (ÖVP) should do more to encourage kids to wear crash helmets instead of passing a “not feasible bylaw.” They also referred to studies showing that more than 90 per cent of young cyclists were wearing helmets already.