Cyclists urged to light up to be seen at night

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CYCLISTS spotted riding in the dark without lights will be invited to enter a free prize draw where they stand the chance of winning one of 25 sets of lights to help keep them safe.

Special constables in Chesterfield have teamed up with Wilkinson’s to encourage cyclists to be safety-conscious when riding on the roads at night.

The volunteer bobbies have launched their ‘Be Bright – Use Your Lights’ campaign to help educate cyclists about the law around riding at night and tips on staying safe.

Special constables will issue advice leaflets to cyclists and encourage them to enter the draw.

Section Officer Mick Bagshaw, who devised the initiative, said: “Cyclists who ride their bikes in the dark without lights or reflective clothing are not only putting themselves at risk but other road users as well.

“This initiative is about trying to educate cyclists to these risks and giving them the opportunity to and the advice they need to change their behaviour and become a responsible rider.”

Cyclists who enter the competition also stand the chance of winning a voucher for Wilkinson’s.

To find out more visit www.derbyshire.police.uk or call 101.