Cycling Family Safety Week at Witton Park

Published Tuesday 3 March 2015 at 14:08

Blackburn with Darwen Council is supporting Family Safety Week, which has been organised by RoSPA, the event week is running from March 2nd to March 8th.

RoSPA are a registered charity and have been the heart of accident prevention in the UK for almost 100 years. They promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.

Throughout the week, there will be multiple events on which will be focused on cycle safety and awareness. An event called “Pedal Round the Park” will be taking place at Witton Park on Monday from 9:30am – 10:30am & Wednesday and Friday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

The Young Weavers group have organised a family fun day on Sunday 8th March to raise awareness for the RoSPA family safety week.

On Sunday, March 8, from 11:30am to 3:30pm the Young Weavers are available to take riders around the mile track at Witton on the hour and half past. There will be a safety talk before each ride, explaining the importance of wearing a helmet and explaining how to wear one correctly.

Please note: You will need to bring your own Bikes and Helmets on the day.

Councillor Maureen Bateson, Executive Member for Regeneration, said: “The Family Safety Week is a great initiative as it teaches families the importance of cycle safety. It’s paramount that we teach children how to cycle safely and how to wear the correct equipment, then families can safely enjoy, quality, family time together.”

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