Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Cyclists encouraged to Be Bright at free clinic

Cyclists encouraged to Be Bright at free clinic


Horizons Regional Council is teaming up with Crank It Cycles to run a free cycle safety clinic aimed at helping cyclists Be Bright on the road.

The clinic, to be held at Crank It Cycles on Cuba Street (next to Café Cuba) between midday and 3pm Saturday 24 May, is part of a national Be Bright campaign designed to improve cycle safety in low-light conditions.

Horizons road safety coordinator Desley Monks encourages cyclists of all ages and levels to bring their bike to the event.

“Everyone who brings their bicycle in to be checked will receive a bag of safety info and hi-viz products to help them Be Bright and be seen,” Mrs Monks says.

“It’s a great opportunity to have your bike checked over by a Crank It staff member and ask any questions you might have about safety compliance or cycling in general. We’ll be starting the day with a free sausage sizzle and all entrants into our road safety draw will be in to win a set of high quality cycle lights.”

Mrs Monks says cyclists’ visbility to other road users, especially during times of low light, is an essential part of cycle safety.

“Some simple ways of increasing your visibility include wearing bright, reflective and hi-viz clothing and using front and rear bike lights,” she says.

There are also a number of requirements for cyclists biking at night or when visibility is poor. These include:

One or more steady or flashing rear-facing red lights that can be seen from a distance of 100 metres.
One or two white or yellow headlights that can be seen at night from a distance of 100 metres. Only one of these headlights may flash.
Pedal retroreflectors on the forward and rear facing surfaces of each pedal. If the cycle does not have these, the cyclist must be wearing reflective material.
The free Crank It cycle safety checking clinic is open to all cyclists. More information on the national campaign is available at www.bikewise.co.nz

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Two Years With New Methods: Crime Stats Show Increase Led By Burglary

The two years of data show an increase in the total victimisation rate of 3.1 per cent, with 12,060 more victimisations in the 2015/16 year when compared to 2014/15 year. From this increase, 72 per cent is attributable to burglaries. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Relocation Grants: 12 Grants Paid So Far

Since the policy took effect one month ago, 12 applicants have received the non-recoverable grant, supporting 32 people. $54,508 has been paid out, covering things like moving costs, bond, rent in advance and letting fees. More>>

ALSO:

Vaccine Funding Change: HPV Vaccines For All Children

PHARMAC has today announced changes to funded vaccines, which will benefit an extra 100,000 people... The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine will be available for all children and adults up to the age of 26 years, and boys will now be included in the HPV school vaccination programme. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why The Opinion Polls For Key And Trump Defy Gravity

What is going on? Donald Trump got confirmed as the Republican presidential candidate at a bizarrely chaotic political convention… and promptly received an upwards bump in the polls to where he’s now rating ahead of Hillary Clinton, for only the second time this year. More>>

Sugar: Auckland Leisure Centres Axe Unhealthy Drinks

Auckland Council is to stop selling drinks that are sweetened by sugar from vending machines at its leisure centres in a bid to try to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Todd McClay’s Faulty Memory

Time and again, whenever an issue arises the initial response by government is to deny or diminish the problem – nothing to worry about here, everything’s OK, move on. Then, hang on. In line with the usual pattern, as embarrassing details emerged into daylight, the story changed. More>>

ALSO:

Labour's 'Future Of Work': Major Reform Of Careers And Apprenticeships

The next Labour Government will transform careers advice in high schools to ensure every student has a personalised career plan, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

State Investments Management: Treasury Likes IRD, Not Education Or Corrections

The Inland Revenue Department has scored an 'A' in the first tranche of the Treasury's investor confidence rating for state agencies that manage significant Crown investments and assets, gaining greater autonomy as a result, while the Corrections and Education ministries gained a 'C' rating. More>>

ALSO:

Govt Goal: NZ To Be "Predator Free" By 2050

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050... “That’s why we have adopted this goal. Our ambition is that by 2050 every single part of New Zealand will be completely free of rats, stoats and possums." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news