Reading offers cyclists free safety training course

Cyclists in Reading have been asked to get on their bikes as part of a new safety campaign. 

Riders will now be able to take to the roads with confidence following the announcement that they can now get a free proficiency test. 

The day has been organised by Broad Street Mall and Phoenix Group services, which provides security for the centre. 

 Cyclists in Reading have been asked to get on their bikes as part of a new safety campaign. 

Riders will now be able to take to the roads with confidence following the announcement that they can now get a free proficiency test. 

The day has been organised by Broad Street Mall and Phoenix Group services, which provides security for the centre.

A spokesperson for the campaign said, “This is something that’s come from almost nothing and turned into a great idea. I think it could be the first of many in Reading.

“If this session is oversubscribed, we will put the people who miss out first on the waiting list for the next one, which will likely take place in spring.”

Those that choose to take the test will be given a high-vis vest and taught how to ride safely in the morning, and then given the chance to test their new skills on the roads in the afternoon session. 

Thames Valley Police have also confirmed that they will attend the event to offer riders the chance to security code their bikes, making them easier to trace if they are stolen. 

Deputy Council Leader Tony Page said: “Developing the skills of cyclists is very important.

“Particularly so when safety is a paramount concern for road users in the borough.”

Source

Recently had a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault? The good news is that you could be entitled to compensation. 

Call us today for a free no-obligation assessment of your case on 01625 506 672.