A special road safety event will be making a trip to the Tees Valley next week in support of National Bike Week.
Stockton Council is working in partnership with Middlesbrough Council and Redcar and Cleveland Council to deliver safety awareness roadshows in support of National Bike Week next week, Saturday 14 June to Sunday 22 June.
National Bike Week aims to encourage the use of pedal power and highlight the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling.
The events are aimed at increasing awareness for rules of the road and encouraging respect between all road users. There will be plenty of road safety advice for motorists as well as opportunities for cyclists to have their bicycles repaired by specialist, Dr Bike and pick up a range of equipment including puncture repair kits and locks.
The roadshows will stop in the towns on the following days:
- Monday 16 June, Middlesbrough Town Centre
10am – 2pm
Dr Bike will be in attendance and a Trading Places event will be held with a large vehicle giving cyclists and drivers the opportunity to see the view from all road users’ perspectives and understand blind spots. The local neighbourhood police team have been invited to perform Bike Marking. Visitors will also be able to pick up bike pumps, advisory leaflets and route planners.
- Thursday 19 June, Stockton High Street
10am to 2pm, between the Shambles and the Town Hall
Representatives from active travel centre, The Hub, will be on hand as well as Dr Bike and a Pedal Powered Smoothie Maker. The Neighbourhood Police Team has been invited to perform Postcode Bike Marking.
- Saturday 21 June, Redcar Promenade
1pm to 4pm
The Neighbourhood Police Team will be running a Dr Bike session, post coding bikes, giving out project information, maps and a range of cycling freebies including snap bands, puncture repair kits and locks.
Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Regeneration, Councillor Mike Smith, said: “Cycling can be a fast, healthy and cost-efficient way of getting around and is also good for the environment. Now that we’re heading into the warmer months there will be many people using their bikes to get out and about.
“We are keen to support cycling in the Borough and are committed to maintaining safe roads for all users. There will be plenty of advice and safety equipment at the roadshows - make sure you stop by next week.”
For more information visit www.bikeweek.org.uk