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Burnley police help workers on bikes to stay safe on the road
8:00pm Thursday 9th August 2012 in Burnley
ROAD safety advice has been given by police to staff at Burnley’s largest private sector employer.
An increasing number of people are said to be biking their way to Aircelle ’s Bancroft Road plant, at Heasandford. And police have been giving advice about safer riding, the importance of protective equipment, and bike maintenance.
Sgt Claire Pearson said: “We’ve noticed an increase in people commuting to work on motorbikes, and mopeds, so we have been offering workers basic, yet essential, advice about staying safe on the roads.
“The session was well received. Some were experienced riders, but still found it useful to remind themselves of the basic road safety measures.”
Helen Gopsill, the firm’s human resources director, added: “We’re conscious that we’re very close to Sir John Thursby Community College, and that we are Burnley’s largest private sector employer.
“That means we have a lot of traffic and people near our site at rush-hour, so we’re delighted to help both police and our employees, to ensure that we have safer roads around the site, and around Burnley in general.”