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Cycling safety event will put cyclists inside lorries and buses

PUBLISHED: 16:47 15 May 2017

Cyclists are encouraged to attend the safety event on May 30

Cyclists are encouraged to attend the safety event on May 30

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An event takes place later this month

Cyclists will have the chance to see the road from a lorry driver’s perspective at a safety advice event later this month.

Bexleyheath Business Improvement District, as well as borough police officers and the council have joined forces to organise a day designed around offering advice for using Bexleyheath’s roads as well as tips for youngsters breaking free of their stabilisers.

Officers from Bexley police’s Roads and Transport Policing Cycle Safety Team will be on hand to give their “exchanging places” scenario putting cyclists behind the wheel of a Met Police lorry, while there will also be the chance to do the same with buses.

Bikes will also be marked for free by police in an attempt to deter thieves.

Bike shops will also be on hand to give free safety checks, and the council will be teaching children how to cycle safely on the roads.

The Cycle Safety Day takes place from 10am on May 30 in The Broadway, Bexleyheath.

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