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Helston police remind bike riders to stay safe on the roads
3:00pm Saturday 10th August 2013 in News
With more people choosing to cycle rather take the car during the summer months, Helston’s police officers have been raising awareness of how to stay safe on bicycles.
Police community support officers Bethany Pascoe and Mark Rogers were at three stores in the town last week, speaking to cyclists about the guidelines they should follow.
These include making eye contact with drivers and making sure they have seen you, avoiding riding up the inside of large vehicles such as lorries or buses where you might not be seen and wearing reflective clothing, particularly during the evening.
The pair spoke to people in the foyer of Tesco first thing in the morning, before moving to Sainsbury’s and ending up at Cycle Logic, where they were joined by owner Steve Coram.
Mark Rogers said: “In the summer months people are picking up cycling more and more. We thought we should do something to promote awareness and safety a bit.”
The officers gave leaflets to people to take home, giving further advice.
The last two years has seen a rise of 40 per cent in the number of cyclists on the road, while last year deaths involving cyclists reached a five-year high.
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