Posted on 18th April 2017
Officers from the New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team are asking motorists and cyclists to be mindful as they share the road together.
The team have recently spoken to a number of residents who have raised the issue of cyclists driving at speed, often riding in large groups on the road, and making it difficult for motorists to pass safely.
This particularly includes the areas of Thornsett Lane in New Mills and Swallowhouse Lane in Hayfield.
PCSO Lee Baker from the area’s Safer Neighbourhood team said: “With the warmer weather approaching, New Mills and Hayfield become very popular spots for cyclists to head out and enjoy the local countryside.
“I would like to remind cyclists about the importance of wearing visible and protective clothing, and also observing road signs and traffic lights when out and about. It is important that they ride safely when on the roads for both their personal safety and that of other road users.”
The team are also encouraging road users to remind themselves of sharing the road with drivers and cyclists by reading the attached document created by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, supported by Think! Road Safety.
For further information or to speak to the New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, or send them a message using the Contact Us section of our website here
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