Cycle safety workshops to be delivered in Alsager

Alert message sent 03/03/2021 10:47:00

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A series of cycle and scooter safety sessions are set to be delivered in Alsager thanks to funding from police and crime commissioner (PCC) David Keane.

Alsager High school have teamed up with their local policing team and dedicated PCSO Kerrie Cummings to establish an afterschool session whereby young people can learn how to refurbish their bikes and stay safe whilst cycling to and from school.

It follows an increase in the number of collisions involving cyclists on Cheshire’s roads over the last two years.  

Recognising that many pupils travel to school on bikes and scooters, the high school decided to submit a bid to David’s Community Police Fund, which re-invests money seized from convicted criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (PoCA 2002), back into the community.

The funding will support the delivery of cycle safety workshops with young people receiving tips from the local police team on how to stay safe whilst travelling to school.

The grant will also allow the school to open its doors to their design and technology suite afterschool, to enable young people to come together and develop new skills. 

The money will help pay for replacement parts like inner tubes, brake systems, lights and accessories.  Alongside this, young people will work together to refurbish old bikes and restore them, which can then be sold to those less fortunate.

PCC David Keane said: “More and more young people are travelling to school on their bikes and scooters; ensuring they are safe and roadworthy is of paramount importance.

“This project is the perfect combination of developing skills based on shared interests, but more importantly, sharing safety tips and advice to keep our young people safe on our roads.

“Sadly, our roads are not always safe for cyclists and many are killed or injured in the UK every year. One death or injury is one too many.  By educating and supporting young people to be aware of the dangers, this could save a life.”

 
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Caroline Tozer (Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, Head of Engagement and Policy, Police and Crime Commissioner)

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