Young cyclists should be wheel-wise

SUFFOLK Police are running a series of two-day courses – called Wheel Wise – to help encourage young cycle riders to become safer on the roads.During the school summer holidays, the force will stage six free courses across the county which will concentrate on the areas of cycle safety, maintenance and security.

SUFFOLK Police are running a series of two-day courses – called Wheel Wise – to help encourage young cycle riders to become safer on the roads.

During the school summer holidays, the force will stage six free courses across the county which will concentrate on the areas of cycle safety, maintenance and security.

The courses are designed to prevent young cyclists becoming victims of either accidents or crime and are an essential part of the Police Education Partnership programme.

The courses are open to young people between the ages of ten and 13 and will be run by Police Education Partnership officers assisted by Local Community Officers. It is expected that each course will have the capacity for 25 young people.


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Posters advertising the events and application forms have been sent to the schools in the vicinity of each venue together with details on how and where to apply. The forms are also available from all main police stations.

Each person who wishes to attend should fill in an application form and will need a roadworthy cycle, cycle helmet, appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, trainers and a packed lunch.

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The course dates and locations are as follows:

Felixstowe (Deben High School) August 5 and 6.

Bury St Edmunds (St James Middle School) July 31 and August 1.

Stowmarket (Stowmarket Middle School) August 7 and 8.

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