Event helps keep city cyclists safe on the streets

The Oxford Times: Mechanic Arthur Browne, pictured working on one bike. Picture: OX57532 Ed Nix Buy this photo Mechanic Arthur Browne, pictured working on one bike. Picture: OX57532 Ed Nix

CYCLE safety was on the agenda at an event in the centre of Oxford.

Thames Valley Police and two mechanics held a free bike marking day in Broad Street, on Wednesday.

Officers postcoded 122 bikes on a national database, making it easier for owners to reclaim them if they are stolen.

Along with crime prevention advice, riders were reminded of the rules of the road, and the mechanics helped fix minor problems on people’s machines.

Mechanic Arthur Browne said: “It takes two minutes, if that, to give a bike a proper marking, and you have a much better chance of getting it back if it’s stolen.

“It was good to see so many people take an interest.”

Sgt David Hodsdon, of Thames Valley Police, added: “This has been a very successful day raising community awareness around cycle safety and cycle crime prevention.”

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8:56am Fri 22 Feb 13

Cathena says...

Trust they told them to buy lights as well.
Trust they told them to buy lights as well. Cathena
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9:31am Fri 22 Feb 13

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

And maybe they were told to stop at roundabouts, especially The Plain, and who knows they might have even mentioned traffic lights.
And maybe they were told to stop at roundabouts, especially The Plain, and who knows they might have even mentioned traffic lights. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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9:36am Fri 22 Feb 13

Bart_simpsonDoh says...

How come 'Break all the traffic laws, James Styling was not there???
How come 'Break all the traffic laws, James Styling was not there??? Bart_simpsonDoh
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