BARLBOROUGH: Police help keep young cyclists safe

Derbyshire police held free cycle checks for youngsters in Barlborough to help keep them safe on the roads.
Derbyshire police held free cycle checks for youngsters in Barlborough to help keep them safe on the roads.

Police in Barlborough have visited youngsters at the local youth club to carry out bike safety checks.

Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams made sure the cycles of around 20 young people were well maintained and handed out free bicycle lights and helmets.

They also gave an input on cycling proficiency ahead of a bicycle ride set up during half term by Barlborough Youth Club.

PCSO Suzanne Fox of the Barlborough Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “It was great to be able to help local young people to be safe on their bikes, by checking their cycles were properly maintained, providing them with safety equipment and instructions on riding safely.

“As well as using the equipment and their knowledge for the bike ride, I also hope that the input will help young people to stay safe whenever they use their cycles, and particularly as the school holidays and warmer weather arrives.”

To contact the Barlborough Safer Neighbourhood policing team with any concerns call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police, or email bolsover.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk with details.