A narrow escape in a collision reminded regular rider Axel Goddyn of the need to be visible when cycling on the road.
"Cyclists and pedestrians all overestimate how much they are seen (by drivers)," Mr Goddyn said.
Mr Goddyn was struck at Warrnambool's Liebig Street and Koroit Street roundabout on his regular ride to work. The car was travelling at low speed when it struck Mr Goddyn, throwing him from his bike.
"I believe what happened was I was seen too late," Mr Goddyn said.
"I was lucky that the driver bumped me hard but stopped and didn't drive over me."
Mr Goddyn said he was fortunate he was only bruised, but his helmet and bike were both destroyed.
He now tries to be as noticeable as possible when on his bike.
"I wear a fluoro vest, preferably orange, I always have two tail lights, one on the bike and one on my helmet, and two front lights," Mr Goddyn said.
Cyclists and pedestrians all overestimate how much they are seenAlex Goddyn
"I ride as much as possible with the lights flashing, although as the daylight is getting shorter I have to leave them on. Rider visibility is very big, a light on the helmet is a must.
"When commuting we should be sticking out over the traffic with a flashing light on the helmet so drivers can see you from a greater distance.
"The riders and the drivers, it should not be us and them. It should be we are the road users."
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