Family and friends of Ellen Watters raising awareness about cycling safety

Friends and family of a well-known cyclist rallied in Moncton on Sunday to honour her memory and raise awareness about cycling safety.

Ellen Watters was struck by a vehicle near Sussex on Dec. 23 and died four days later.

Those close to the 28-year-old want Ellen's Law passed, which would require motorists to keep one metre between themselves and a cyclist.

Nova Scotia and Quebec already have a one-metre law, and those gathered at Sunday's rally told CTV Atlantic they'll present a petition to the province requesting a similar law be adopted here.