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A wheelie good time on BMXs
12:00pm Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
POLICE and youngsters joined forces for a BMX event in Northwich which was hailed a huge success.
More than 100 children descended on Weaverham High School when it as kitted out with ramps and equipment supplied by Ramp Riders - and funded by Cheshire Police.
Parents also got involved and assisted with the refreshments and general supervision on the day.
Cheshire County Fire Service attended with a fire engine for the kids to see and gain some understanding of what the Fire Service does.
Police again provided funding for free bike locks to be handed to those who attended to promote security of the kids' prized possessions.
Sgt Gary Weaver, of Northwich Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "It was fantastic to see so many local kids getting involved and interacting with myself and my officers.
"Parents have been delighted that their children can go to a free event that is supervised and in a safe environment - I think some of the parents enjoy it as much as the kids.
"During the event we were educating the kids of the importance of 'Be Safe, Be Seen' while riding their bikes, particularly now that the evenings are drawing in and it is darker a lot earlier.
"I would like to reiterate to parents the importance of ensuring that if their kids are out on their bikes that they ensure they have lights on their bikes and wear appropriate clothing to maximise their visibility to other road users.
"I would like to thank all of the kids and parents who attended and made the event such a success."