Family cyclists in Rubery, near Bromsgrove, are being invited to bring their bikes along to a local school this Saturday to have them checked by police for safety as part of a cycle-themed morning.
Between 10am and 12 noon, Beaconside School, Hazel Road, Rubery will throw its doors open to cyclists in an event organised by Rubery’s local policing unit in partnership with the school. Offficers and PCSOs from West Mercia Police will be available to perform safety checks and give advice on road safety issues.
Also on offer will be a cycle quiz, property marking and a range of road safety-related activities, as well as bike-related freebies.
CSO Dave Anderson told the Bromsgrove Standard: “The whole idea of the day is to encourage safe cycling and to highlight the importance of keeping bikes in good working order so they are safe to use on the road.
“We will also be able to offer crime prevention advice for bikes and free bike marking, known to deter thieves and make it easier to reunite a bike with its rightful owner if stolen then recovered.
“We hope parents will support the day and bring their children and the family’s bikes along,” he concluded.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.