Ride to remember hit-run cyclist
Tim Anderson

Hundreds of cyclists will take to the road next month to commemorate Tim Anderson, who was hit and killed by a drunk driver while riding in Cottesloe.

The Anderson family came up with the idea of Tim's Ride, which is expected to attract more than 500 participants.

Bicycling WA chief executive Jeremey Murray said several cycling groups came together to help organise the ride, which highlights the need for motorists to be more aware of cyclists.

"The Andersons are keen to see that no family has to endure the pain of losing a family member in such senseless and tragic circumstances," he said.

"The aim of the ride is to raise the profile of cyclists on the road and remind other road users just how vulnerable cyclists can be when sharing the roads."

Mr Anderson, 26, died when he was struck from behind by a car driven by Ross Thomas Murray.

The cyclist was wearing high visibility clothing, a helmet and had lights on this bike when he was hit on March 8.

Murray was sentenced to five years jail in August.

Because Mr Anderson was training for charity bike event Ride for Youth when he was killed, proceeds from Tim's Ride will go to Youth Focus, an organisation dedicated to battling depression and suicide.

As part of the ride, cyclists will gather for a sunset memorial at a site on Curtin Avenue near where Mr Anderson was struck.

The Town of Mosman Park plans to build a permanent memorial at the site.

Tim's Ride will be held on November 10.

Riders can register by visiting www.timsride.com.au .

The site on Curtin Avenue where Tim Anderson was hit and killed. Picture: Bill Hatto/The West Australian

The West Australian

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