Safe cycling campaign runs in Richmondshire

A national campaign that focuses on safe cycling is being backed by Safer Richmondshire.

This week’s National Road Safety Week, 19th to 25th November, aims to raise awareness of the importance of safe driving and riding behaviours.

Safer Richmondshire, the Community Safety Hub supported by Richmondshire District Council, is working with North Yorkshire Police and students from Richmond Sixth Form by raising awareness through various activities throughout the school.

A banner has been placed outside the school to warn drivers of the dangers and promote the campaign.

Councillor Ian Threlfall, Community Safety Group chairman, said: “Cycling requires a combination of skills, confidence and awareness.

“You need to keep safe, not take unnecessary risks and use common sense.

“We urge that anyone setting out on their own lets someone know where they are going and when they will be back; and takes a mobile phone with them.

“Bright reflective clothing should be worn and they should never ride at night without lights.

“And importantly they should always be aware of what is happening around them and try to anticipate what other road users and pedestrians might do.”

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