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Denby youngsters join police on cycle to school event for National Bike Week

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Primary school youngsters in Denby joined the police on a cycle to school event as part of National Bike Week.

The ‘Tour de Denby’ was organised jointly by the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, Denby Free School and Derbyshire County Council’s Sustainable Travel Team.

More than 40 youngsters and staff took part in the event which took place before and after school on Tuesday, June 17.

PC Neil Hopwell of the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team joined the group on the bike ride from The Denby Lodge public house.

The Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team is currently targeting road safety issues around schools throughout their area, including parking and speeding, as a priority following concerns from local residents.

PC Hopwell said: “With this week being National Bike Week we thought it would be a good idea to set up an event which would help show parents that they could park further away from the school or use more sustainable methods of transport.

“We had a really positive response from both parents and staff, and the youngsters seemed to have fun too. I hope that we’ve helped raise awareness of the issues and, together with other initiatives we are running, that people will see the benefits of reducing the parking problems and improving the safety of youngsters crossing the roads.”

To contact the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, or email belper.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.

You can also follow the team on Twitter: @KilburnSNT

 

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