Fifteen cycles and ten scooters to be used by school children in Kilburn, have been security marked by police to help protect them against crime.
The bikes and scooters have been paid for though a Big Lottery Fund Awards for All grant,will be used by Kilburn Junior School pupils as part of their ‘Go-Go’ (Get-out and Get on) project to encourage healthier lifestyles.
Each bike and scooter has now been security marked by officers from the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, and the details registered with the National Bike Register database.
As part of the project, youngsters are offered ‘learn to ride’ sessions. They also take part in Bikeability training.
PC Neil Hopwell, of the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We think this is a great project for the school which will not only encourage youngsters to use their bikes and enjoy riding, but also offers them the skills and advice they need to stay safe. Security marking these bikes is just one of the ways in which we are lending our support to the initiative.”