yes it was 2 years ago, though has gone on year after year..why hasnt the council done somethin?!! these magpies attack near the corner of Ripple,Veronica & Florida rds, Inverloch every spring.
bike riding with our son (8YRs)it swooped from the corner down to us and kept attacking our son. It was just awful.My husband continued to ride, yelling and trying to whack at it with a rolled up newspaper,it kept attacking . My son sustained a nasty cut to his ear and neck.To this day he will no longer ride in spring.
Gipps Road Greystanes magpie (just after viaduct) swoops, but doesn't do anything more than that so far.
Going fast makes no difference, he is very quick. Watch out for brown-snakes too, saw one on the same stretch recently.
Pedalling up the hill, have been swooped but this time he went for my ear and drew blood. Smaller maggie, has been getting people going up this road. I'm too fast going down it for him to swoop.
This was actually in 2012.
After cycling along the freeway cycle path from Innaloo, I stopped for a rest and some water at a clearing in Greenwood where the cycle path crosses the freeway. I was only stopped for a few minutes however in this time I was swooped by 4-5 different magpies in turn. As this was my first encounter I didn't even realise what was happening at first, I rode out of there pretty quick I can tell you and they didn't stop until I had left the clearing!