USING safety gear was not enough to prevent injuries to two cyclists after collisions with cars on Tuesday morning.
At about 6.40am a 45-year-old male was involved in an accident with a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle at the intersection of Byng and William streets.
The cyclist was travelling east along Byng Street at the time and was hit by a car travelling south along William Street.
He sustained a dislocated finger and abrasions as a result and was treated at Orange Health Service.
Canobolas Local Area Command Inspector Linda Bradbury said it appeared despite the rider having all required safety equipment darkness obscured him from the driver's vision.
Then at about 7.55am a 60-year-old male was negotiating the roundabout at the intersection of Hill and March streets on his bicycle when he was also involved in a collision.
He was taken by ambulance to Orange Health Service with minor injuries.
Enquiries are continuing relating to this incident.
"In both incidents the drivers of the vehicles were unharmed and stopped immediately to provide assistance to the injured riders," Inspector Bradbury said.
"Both bicycle riders were complying with safety requirements."