Police help cyclists to keep safe

March 2, 2011 No Comments »

Cyclists in Tremorfa and Splott were given a helping hand to combat public annoyance at a recent workshop.

Sixty-three sets of lights were given out by officers, and 40 bikes got a safety check, along with repairs.

Shaun Kerwell, 10, and his brothers took part, and said “We had a lot of fun, and the lights will help keep us safe when cycling. The police were friendly and I think it’s a good idea that I can get my bike checked.”

Local PC Steve Davies was confirmed as the fastest light fitter, whilst PCSO Louise Blackwell collected information for a bike database and ensured all the bikes were security marked, with pulse ID tags being donated by the Bike Revolution Organisation.

PCSO Louise Blackwell collected information for a bike database and ensured all the bikes were security marked, with pulse ID tags being donated by the Bike Revolution Organisation.

She said “We wanted to address community concerns and at the same time engage local youngsters in an exciting way. The event was all about raising awareness of cycle safety and bike related crime prevention.”

PCSO Louise continues “It brought the community together, and we are very pleased with the turnout. It was a good example of what can be done by working together to make the local community safer. I don’t think the BMX track has ever been so packed.”

The family event also included a BMX display and training session, and the carnival atmosphere was enhanced with refreshments, BBQ, and music.

But it was not only bikes getting fixed, as 4 bikes were also handed in for recycling.

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