A 32-year-old driver accused of causing the death of cyclist Mark Spenceley at Clunes has fronted the Ballarat Magistrates Court.
Daniel James Marlow, of Black Hill, appeared in the front row of the court room on Thursday for a committal mention.
He was charged in November with three offences, including dangerous driving causing death, driving in a manner dangerous and careless driving.
Mr Spenceley was killed while riding along Creswick Road at Clunes on March 24.
Defence lawyer Andrew Madden sought permission from the court to cross-examine two lay witnesses, including one who saw the collision occur.
A collision reconstructionist and two police officers are expected to give evidence at the contested committal hearing.
The half-day hearing will be held at the Ballarat Magistrates Court on April 9.
Marlow's bail was extended until then.
Mr Spenceley was a dedicated CFA member, who had been in the service both as an employee and volunteer since 1982. He was involved in the Creswick Football Club.
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