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Police and council officers help Denby pupils in the Big Pedal

Posted on 31st March 2015

Kilburn-Denby-Big-Pedal--Mar-15Police and council officers have been helping pupils and parents in Denby take part in the national Big Pedal event.

Officers from the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team and Rob Bounds, Senior Transport Officer at Derbyshire County Council, organised a cycle or scoot to school event on Wednesday, March 18.

More than 50 youngsters and parents from Denby Free School took part, and cycled from Denby Lodge to school alongside officers that morning.

The Big Pedal challenge is a nationwide project set up by the charity Sustrans to encourage people to leave their cars at home.

A similar event was organised in June last year with the same school as part of National Bike Week.

PC Neil Hopwell of the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We were so pleased to be part of a second successful cycle to school morning, with PCSO Midgley taking to a scooter for the event and myself on a bike alongside the youngsters.

“It was a great opportunity to encourage parents and children to think about how they travel to school, and avoid traffic congestion around the school gates. The children received a free light and badge with their chosen mode of transport on, which were kindly donated by Rob Bounds from Derbyshire County Council’s Sustainable Travel Team, and endorsed Sustrans.”

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