Cycle Safety Day
Sir Robert McAlpine (SRM), our partners on the Gradel Quadrangles project, are running a Cycle Safety Day on Thursday 21st October.
Oxford is a 'cycling city'. More and more people are cycling in Oxford, recognising that it is not only a convenient way to travel around the city but also a good way to keep fit and be environmentally friendly.
The large scale of the Gradel Quadrangles building project will lead to construction traffic and heavy goods vehicles making deliveries to the site on Mansfield Road. With this in mind, we all wanted to make sure that we were contributing to cycle safety and raise awareness of the risks associated with cycling near heavy goods vehicles.
Toureen Group - 'Changing Places' - People will have the ability to sit in a tipper and see what the driver sees, as well as walking around the lorry and seeing its safety features.
Rollapaluza - 'Cycle Challenge for Charity' - Two static bicycles will allow challengers to go head-to-head, with prizes! Ticket money will be donated to three charities - Maggies, Sobel House, and Oxford Winter Night Shelter.
On ya bike - 'Bike Mechanic' - Offering useful maintenance tips and undertaking a free health check of bikes (subject to availability).
Thames Valley Police - 'Safe to Pass' Display - How close is safe to pass? The static display will enable the cyclist and motorist to see what is the safe distance to pass.
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will also be in attendance, providing health and safety advice and information.
The Cycle Safety stands will be along Broad Street in Oxford City Centre and will be running from 10:00-16:00 on Thursday 21st October.